Comedy Central is set to rekindle the nostalgic charm of the hit 2000s comedy “Everybody Hates Chris” with its animated revival, “Everybody Still Hates Chris.”

Fans of the original series have much to look forward to as several beloved cast members are returning, including star and executive producer Chris Rock, who will once again lend his voice as the narrator.

Chris Rock, whose storytelling captivated audiences in the original live-action series, expressed his enthusiasm for the project.

“I’m very excited to introduce the world to another funny side of my childhood,” Rock said in a statement.

He will be joined by original stars Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold, reprising their roles as Chris’ parents.

The duo’s dynamic performances as Julius and Rochelle were central to the show’s success, and their return promises to bring the same energy to the animated version.

The duo took to Instagram on Tuesday to share their excitement about the animated series.

Everybody Still Hates Chris” will also introduce a fresh cast to voice the younger characters.

Tim Johnson Jr. (from “Saturdays”) will take on the role of young Chris, portraying the nerdy yet endearing protagonist struggling to find his place in a large working-class family in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, during the late 1980s.

Ozioma Akagha (“Delilah”) will voice Tonya, Chris’ mischievous sister, while Terrence Little Gardenhigh (“Danger Force”) will play Drew, the epitome of Black excellence and Chris’ cooler younger brother.

Gunnar Sizemore (“Kung Fu Panda”) will voice Greg, Chris’s loyal friend navigating the trials of school life.

The original series, which ran for four seasons starting in 2005, garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

It received several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and won an NAACP Image Award for writing in 2007.

The transition to an animated format aims to retain the essence of the original while exploring new dimensions of storytelling.

Showrunner and executive producer Sanjay Shah humorously shared, “I wanted this job to get free tickets to a Chris Rock stand up show, but we ended up making something we’re proud of that is true to the original series we all loved.”

Everybody Still Hates Chris” is produced by CBS Studios, Chris Rock Enterprises, and 3 Arts Entertainment.

The show will premiere on Comedy Central later this year, with episodes also airing on Paramount+ at a later date.

The animation work is handled by Titmouse, the studio behind popular shows like “Big Mouth,” with Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina also serving as executive producers.

With a blend of nostalgia and fresh storytelling, “Everybody Still Hates Chris” is poised to charm both old fans and new viewers alike.

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Source: Variety

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