Blues Brothers Animated Series from Dan Aykroyd


Dan Aykroyd und Judy Belushi (die Witwe von John Belushi) arbeiten mit den Leuten hinter „Bob's Burgers“ an einer animierten Serienversion der Blues Brothers.

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s widow Judy Belushi have teamed with Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers) for The Blues Brothers, a primetime animated comedy series, which will be shopped to television platforms beginning this month.

Co-created and executive produced by original Blues Brother Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Emmy-winning original Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, the series will chronicle the music, mayhem and comedy adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band. The boys take their act on the road and back to that same old place, sweet home Chicago. Music will be a main character in the new series. Each episode will feature a score and soundtrack curated with the soul, blues and R&B classics and hits performed by the Blues Brothers, as well as new performances recorded specifically for the show.

In den 90s gab's schonmal eine nie veröffentlichte Animationsserie und die hier sollte vielleicht auch besser im Giftschrank bleiben, denn sie wollen Jake und Elwoods neue Abenteuer in der Gegenwart ansiedeln, in der sie mittels neuen Technologien ihre Mucke aufnehmen und promoten.

Episodes will focus on the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues and their band, and feature a bevy of soul, blues and R&B hits performed by the Blues Brothers, along with new performances recorded specifically for the show.

The series will also place the Blues Brothers in a contemporary setting and, per Aykroyd, find them "utilizing all new technology to make and promote their own records, seek out and record new artists and avoid law enforcement — and all while fighting for truth, justice and a better breakfast sandwich."

In other words: Jake and Elwood bitching about Facebook-Likes and Spotify-Streams while twerking. HELL NO!