[09/22/20 - 12:06 PM]
Syfy Greenlights Bobby Moynihan, Jillian Bell-Led Animated Series "The Pole" for Late-Night Adult Animation Block "TZGZ"
The series has also added series regular Nicole Byer, and recurring cast members SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons and Sasheer Zamata.

[via press release from Syfy]


-- Network Also Rounds Out THE POLE's Cast with Nicole Byer, SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons & Sasheer Zamata --

NEW YORK, NY -- September 22, 2020 -- Christmas is coming early for SYFY's late-night adult animation block, TZGZ. The network made a list, checked it twice... and today announced that the irreverent and edgy animated comedy THE POLE, starring Bobby Moynihan and Jillian Bell, has been added to the "nice list" with a 6-episode series pickup.

THE POLE also added series regular Nicole Byer, and recurring cast members SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons and Sasheer Zamata.

SYFY's TZGZ Original Series 'THE POLE' - Talent & Character Information



· Bobby Moynihan as NICK - Our hero and the 20th Santa Claus to wear the suit. On the surface he is jolly, super into pancakes and recreational drugs, but he struggles with the mounting discord in his own backyard. And so, the show follows him on a journey of introspection as he reconsiders traditional definitions of naughty and nice.

· In the series, Moynihan also voices CHILLY, Nick's best friend who happens to be a snowman.

· Credits: "Saturday Night Live," "Mr. Mayor" (upcoming on NBC, from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock)

· Representation: UTA & Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment

· Jillian Bell as GRETCHEN - The backbone of the North Pole, Mrs. Claus a.k.a. Gretchen runs the political machine that has become the business of toy production. She is by far the smartest person on the North Pole and is the only thing keeping it together.

· In the series, Bell also voices the mysterious SNOW WHITE LADY.

· Credits: "Godmothered," "Brittany Runs A Marathon"

· Representation: 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA & Chad Christopher at GGSSC

· Nicole Byer as MATILDA - Top of her class at the Elf on a Shelf program, Matilda does God's work as Nick's ride-or-die workaholic head elf.

· Credits: "Nailed It!," "Why Won't You Date Me?"

· Representation: WME & Artists First


· SungWon Cho as HARRY, DASHER & LEN - Cho lends his voice to many characters in the series, including:

· Harry - Nick's 14-year-old son, who's as plump and jolly as he is

· Dasher - one of Nick's reindeer, who's quite frisky and ready to mingle, even with those who aren't single

· Len - an elf who likes to party

· Credits: "Aggretsuko," "Borderlands 3"

· Representation: CAA

· Colin Jost as COCOA SCARBOROUGH - A send-up of the entire media in the form of a cute cocaine-snorting penguin anchorman, Cocoa wakes up The Pole in the morning with his cable news show, "Morning Cocoa."

· Credits: "Saturday Night Live"

· Representation: CAA & Jared Levine

· Tim Simons as JACK - The crown prince, a fitness obsessed, power-hungry 18-year-old with serious plans to rebrand the suit. Since he's in line to become the 21st Santa, he also makes everyone call him Blackjack, which everyone thinks is lame and weird.

· Credits: "VEEP," "Looking for Alaska"

· Representation: Daylight Media & UTA

· Sasheer Zamata as HELENOR - An activist who emerged as the voice of the Radical Naughty Party after coining the term "One Child: One Gift."

· Credits: "Woke," "Robbie"

· Representation: The Gersh Agency & Samantha Saifer


· Matthew Bass - Co-Creator & Executive Producer

· Credits: Writer, "Future Man"

· Representation: Circle of Confusion, Fred Toczek and Dave Ryan at Felker Toczek

· Theodore Bressman - Co-Creator & Executive Producer

· Credits: Writer, "Future Man," Writer/EP, "Jungleland"

· Representation: Circle of Confusion, Michael Auerbach and Kim Jaime at Jackoway Tyerman

· Mark Gordon - Executive Producer

· Credits: Producer, "Grey's Anatomy," "Ray Donovan"

· Representation: N/A

· Executive Producers from Yeti Farm Creative

· Frank Saperstein (EP, "Counterfeit Cat", Producer, "Ren & Stimpy")

· Jay Surridge


In THE POLE, after a scandal involving "Saint" Nick (Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Bell), works to keep the political machine that is toy production afloat. It isn't easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick's head elf Matilda (Byer) and the political activist Helenor (Zamata), as well as parenting two sons - Nick's mini-me Harry (Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Simons), who's not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama in THE POLE? Cocoa (Jost), host of the North Pole News Network Program, "Morning Cocoa."

Expected to debut in TZGZ in 2021, THE POLE is from Yeti Farm Creative ("Hotel Transylvania" Season 2, "Pete the Cat" Season 2). The quarter-hour series is created and executive produced by Matthew Bass (Writer, "Future Man") and Theodore Bressman (Writer, "Future Man," Writer/EP, "Jungleland"), who also serve as showrunners. Mark Gordon (Producer, "Grey's Anatomy," "Ray Donovan") also executive produces, as well as Frank Saperstein (EP, "Counterfeit Cat", Producer, "Ren & Stimpy") and Jay Surridge from Yeti Farm Creative.


TZGZ is SYFY's growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It's on Saturdays at midnight and it's perfect for when you're feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We've got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company. What else do you need? Oh, a list of programming. Sure, HERE ya go.


Founded in 2007, Yeti Farm Creative, has built a stellar reputation for creativity, quality and service, as one of British Columbia's premier and highly sought after 2D and CG animation and post production service studios. In addition to its expanding services division, Yeti is nurturing a growing roster of original and ambitious intellectual properties in both live action and animation. Operating out of its newly expanded 11,000 sqf state of the art studio in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the studio provides script to screen production services to leading global studios and iconic brands including Amazon Prime, Sega, Corus, 9 Story Media Group, Mondo Media, NBCU and Electronic Arts.

  [september 2020]  


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