Animation-friendly Fox (The Simpsons, King of the Hill,
Futurama) is pondering yet another prime-time cartoon, digitally animated
The Afterlife, according to the show's producers.
The series features a family that dies in a "photo" accident and is stuck in
a netherworld of suburban sprawl, a waystation from which people are sent to a
better place, a worse place or back to the same place.
Due to a procedural glitch, the Franklin family's processing could take a few-hundred years.
The family will be voiced by Barry Bostwick (Spin City) as
paterfamilias Stan; Kerri Kenny (The Ellen Show) as his wife, Flo;
Alexandra Holden (Ally McBeal, Friends) as daughter Bree; and
Danny Strong (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as "Goth" son Zach.
The production is from Lawrence Kasanoff/Threshold Digital Research
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.