Mulligan – your post-apocalyptic guide to a new (old) America (trailer: new animated scifi on Netflix).
Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your remote controls and prepare to have your minds blown by Netflix’s latest addition to its animated lineup: Mulligan. Or, as we like to think of it, the animated love child of Futurama and Parks and Recreation, with a dash of Dr. Strangelove thrown in for good measure. Premiering on May 12th, thisromp through the post-apocalyptic landscape might leave you laughing, cringing, and questioning the very fabric of our society. You’re welcome.
Mulligan, the brainchild of Robert Carlock and Sam Means, takes place in the post-alien invasion ruins of America. You know, just your typical Tuesday. With humanity barely hanging on by a thread, it’s up to our ragtag group of survivors to rebuild the nation and form a more perfect union, because, well, who else is going to do it?
Leading the charge is Matty Mulligan (Nat Faxon), a working-class everyman from Boston who just so happened to save Earth from complete annihilation. No big deal, right? He’s now the de facto leader of humanity, but sadly, Matty’s more focused on winning the heart of Lucy Suwan (Chrissy Teigen), the reluctant First Lady, than on actually leading. And let’s be honest, Lucy’s no Jackie O. She’s a former beauty queen with a passion for America as seen in beer commercials, and she’s dead set on fixing the world, once she figures out how to do it, of course.
Enter Dr. Farrah Braun (Tina Fey), a military super-scientist and single mom who’s still battling sexism in a world where you’d think we’d have more important things to worry about. And don’t forget Simon Prioleau (Sam Richardson), the only surviving historian who’s desperately clinging to his cool-guy reinvention, despite nobody buying the whole fedora thing.
Throw in a scheming, slimy politician (Dana Carvey), an alien general biding his time in a bowling alley (Phil LaMarr), a not-quite-finished military cyborg (Kevin Michael Richardson), an accidental general (Ayo Edebiri), a self-proclaimed British king (Daniel Radcliffe), and a party-loving Hong Kong billionaire (Ronny Chieng), and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a post-apocalyptic sitcom.
With Mulligan’s ensemble cast of colorful characters, you can expect nothing less than a bizarre, witty, and sarcastic journey through the ashes of the American dream. Will this motley crew of misfits manage to rebuild society and restore order? Or will they be too busy bickering, scheming, and chasing after their own self-interests to get anything done?
One thing’s for sure – in the world of Mulligan, nothing is sacred and no topic is off-limits. So grab some popcorn, tune into Netflix on May 12th 2003, and prepare to laugh your way through the apocalypse. Just don’t forget to take notes, because if history has taught us anything, it’s that we’re doomed to repeat it.