Hollywood is severing ties with comic Louis C.Okay. following his admission of guilt concerning the allegations of sexual misconduct lodged towards him by a number of girls. To date he is misplaced his new movie, his position in The Secret Life Of Pets 2, and any involvement with the FX network, and he could also be shedding one more present. TBS introduced final week they’re suspending manufacturing on his upcoming animated comedy The Cops, and it is now popping out that the animation staff was laid off as properly. With the animation staff not working, it seems to be like TBS could also be dropping the present.
The information comes from Deadline, who report the animation staff for The Cops acquired their strolling papers earlier within the week. With the layoffs coming so near Thanksgiving, phrase got here from the present’s artwork director, Francis Giglio, that many on the staff had been frantically looking for different tasks to affix. Giglio, who additionally expressed concern concerning the shedding of his job, posted an open-letter on Fb to Louis C.Okay. written on the field he packed up his belongings in. The letter, which makes point out of the hardship C.Okay. has placed on the animation staff in addition to his victims, could be discovered transcribed under:
I’m writing to you right this moment to provide a voice to a different group of individuals which have been affected by your actions. The amazingly proficient crew on The Cops that has been tirelessly working arduous to create a novel prime time animated present. We now discover ourselves out of a job proper earlier than the vacation season. So many people are frantically on the lookout for a brand new venture to leap on. Myself included as my spouse stays residence with our Three-year-old daughter and I need to all the time be certain that they’re taken care of. Nonetheless, right here is the larger level. All the stress and frustration that I discover myself in now could be nothing in comparison with the ache and misery you might have triggered these girls. I’ll fortunately stroll away from this venture and every other venture to completely help anybody that should come ahead about sexual abuse or harassment.
The official phrase is that TBS continues to be deciding what to do with reference to The Cops, however Francis Giglio’s public letter seems to point which manner the animators suppose the community is leaning. The sequence, which is centered on two cops doing their job all through Los Angeles, was slated to star Louis C.Okay. and comic Albert Brooks. The sequence was a co-production with FX (who has severed ties with C.Okay), and now that the comic is formally out of the venture, discussions are being had about whether or not or not one other voice actor may painting the character Lou. With the character made to resemble and act like Louis C.Okay., it sounds as if that will probably be a troublesome feat to perform.
That mentioned, it isn’t fully inconceivable, and offered the sequence may persuade one other cynical comic with purple hair to become involved (perhaps Invoice Burr), it is doable they may transfer on as deliberate. Then once more, with all of the controversy surrounding Louis C.Okay. and every little thing he is connected to, TBS would possibly simply discover it higher to drop the sequence to stop any likelihood of public outcry regardless of C.Okay.’s elimination from the venture.
The destiny of TBS’s The Cops continues to be up within the air, nevertheless it appears secure to invest that the sequence could have some form of delay in manufacturing ought to the networks select to proceed on with one other actor. Within the meantime, there are nonetheless loads of nice exhibits which are premiering daily. Sustain with the most recent choices through our fall premiere guide, and for a listing of exhibits that did not make it out of 2017, go to our cancellation guide.