Amazon Greenlights ‘Weird’ Animated Comedy ‘Fairfax’

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Amazon Studios has picked up two seasons of adult animated comedy Fairfax. Each season will have eight episodes and the show will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2021. 

Fairfax follows four middle-school best friends on their never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. 

Matt Hausfater, Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley created Fairfax

Fairfax is smart, weird and hilarious, and we’re excited to work with Matt, Aaron, Teddy and the teams at Serious Business and Titmouse so our Prime Video customers around the world can see this unique new series,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television, Amazon Studios.

Fairfax is from Amazon Studios in association with Serious Business and Titmouse, with executive producers Hausfater, Buchsbaum and Riley; Peter A. Knight; Jon Zimelis and Jason U. Nadler for Serious Business; and Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina for Titmouse. 

Characters were designed by Somehoodlum, who is consulting producer. Pizzaslime is also a consulting producer, overseeing the show’s connection to “hype culture in the real world,” according to Amazon. 

“This show is a love letter to kids today – the generation that will most definitely save the world from global warming, if they don’t die from eating Tide Pods first,” the creators said. “It’s a modern look at the timeless struggle to be cooler than you are, to fit in while standing out, and what it feels like to wait in line for a pair of sneakers you’re never going to cop. We’re incredibly excited to be working with Serious Business, Somehoodlum, Pizzaslime, Titmouse, and Amazon Studios. We couldn't have asked for a better team.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.