Vince Vaughn is lending his voice to Netflix’s F Is for Family.
The actor has had a varied career, ranging from Brawl in Cell Block 99 and True Detective Season 2 to Wedding Crashers and The Break-Up. In the last decade, he’s also started producing projects, including F Is for Family. The Netflix adult animation, from creators Bill Burr and Michael Price, boasts Vaughn as an exec-producer, and takes place in the 1970s, where political correctness took a back seat to, well, everything.
“Ranging from slapstick, to morally dubious, to outright sharp as a tack, the scripts are often polished and presented as both an entertaining fictional animated sitcom and a drama that’s relatable enough to be viewed as a stark bite of real life,” we wrote in our review of the show, which described it as “pleasantly enjoyable to binge through or dip into whenever you need a cynical laugh”.
Within weeks of its Season 2 debut last year, Netflix announced it had ordered a third series, with Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long returning to reprise their roles. They’ll be joined by Vaughn as guest star, playing Colonel Chet Stevenson, a neighbor to Burr’s Frank Murphy. Chet is described as a “man’s man”, an Air Force fighter pilot who spent years in Vietnam before transferring back to the local base where Young Frank did his National Guard service. With his new Vietnamese wife on his arm, Chet quickly becomes a major part of Frank’s life and a huge force in the cul de sac where the Murphy family live.
Here’s a clip announcing his casting on the show:
F Is for Family renewed for Season 3
29th June 2017
F Is for Family has been renewed for Season 3.
The Netflix animation, created by comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price, transports viewers back to the 1970s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren’t part of anyone’s vocabulary, let alone the norm.
Featuring the voices of Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long and Sam Rockwell, the adult comedy returned for a second season this month, which was bigger, brasher and more blasphemous than ever.
“Ranging from slapstick, to morally dubious, to outright sharp as a tack, the scripts are often polished and presented as both an entertaining fictional animated sitcom and a drama that’s relatable enough to be viewed as a stark bite of real life,” we wrote in our review, which described it as “pleasantly enjoyable to binge through or dip into whenever you need a cynical laugh”.
Now, within weeks of that premiere, the show has already been commissioned for a third season. Burr, who has several stand-up specials on the streaming service, announced the news on Twitter.
F Is for Family’s renewal arrives at a time when Netflix is increasingly choosing to cancel projects for a variety of reasons, including them being too expensive or not popular enough to justify their production costs. The Get Down, Sense8 and Girlboss have all been axed in recent weeks.
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