Birdgirl (TV series)

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This article is about the TV series. For the character, see Birdgirl.
Birdgirl
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On-screen title card.
Created by: Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Developed by:
Erik Richter
Christina Miller
Network: Adult Swim
Production company: Bedford Avenue
Williams Street
Original release: April 5, 2021—ongoing
Run time: 23 minutes
Starring: Paget Brewster
Rob Delaney
Sonia Denis
Kether Donahue
John Doman
Negin Farsad
Tony Hale
River L. Ramirez
Julie Dove
Executive producer(s): Erik Richter
Christina Miller
Producer(s): Cirocco Dunlap
Music composed by: Michael Kohler
Writer(s): Michael Ouweleen
Erik Richter
Lorraine Degraffenreidt
Ele Woods
Jessica Haymond
Jonterri Gadson
Director(s): Richard Ferguson-Hall
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Birdgirl is an American adult animated superhero/legal spoof TV series produced by Bedford Avenue and Williams Street for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. It began in 2021. It is a spin-off of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, which itself is a spin-off parody of Hanna-Barbera's Birdman.

Judy Ken Sebben must reprioritize her life as a superhero when she is named CEO of her late father's company. But as Judy learns of its dark secrets, she realizes that her alter ego of Birdgirl is still needed more than ever. In undoing the crimes her own father committed and combating other emerging threats of rivals, Birdgirl is aided by an all-new crack team, the Birdteam, in fact, which includes Meredith the Mindtaker, Strongarm, the Feels, the Big Ten, and Birdcat.

Production

Development

On May 9, 2019, it was announced that Adult Swim gave a series order for Birdgirl, with Paget Brewster reprising her role as Birdgirl from Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Micheal Ouweleen and Erik Richter, through ME Productions, created the series and would executive produce, Awesome Inc. would animate, Susan Shipsky would produce, and Rich Ferguson-Hull would direct.[1] The Cartoon Network, Inc., trademarked the name "Adult Swim Birdgirl," and the series logo on January 16, 2020,[2] which was filed by trademark correspondent, Jeanene L. Jobst.[3] The first trailer was launched on March 16, 2021.[4]

On February 9, 2022, Adult Swim officially announced a second season, with Global Mechanic handling animation.[5] which will premiere on June 19.

Casting

The rest of the cast were revealed in March 2021, which included Rob Delaney, Sonia Denis, Kether Donohue, John Doman, Negin Farsad, Tony Hale, and River L. Ramirez (formerly Lorelei Ramirez), although oddly their characters weren't named.[4]

On October 5, 2021, Donohue posted a since deleted Instagram pos, that she was recording for a second season of Birdgirl.[6]

Music

The theme song was performed by Leikeli47 and Michael Barney. The music was composed by Michael Kohler at Bluetube, although he's not expressly credited as such. Instead, he's credited for dialogue and other sound edits.

Opening theme song lyrics

Oh, my God, oh my God
Oh, my God, oh my God

Who's the girl that saves the world?

Hey!

Birdgirl's fanfare

Birdgirl!

Closing theme song lyrics

Hey!

Who's the girl that saves the world?

Birdgirl!

Wins a fight, unique like pearls

Birdgirl!

Who's the one they can't defeat!

Hey!

Birdgirl!

Ultra fierce and that's all you need

Hey!

Birdgirl!

Birdgirl's fanfare

Episodes

Title Number Air date
"Pilot" 1x01 April 5, 2021
"ShareBear" 1x02 April 12, 2021
"Thirdgirl" 1x03 April 19, 2021
"We Got the Internet" 1x04 April 26, 2021
"Topple the Popple" 1x05 May 3, 2021
"Baltimo" 1x06 May 10, 2021
"The Wanky" 2x01 June 19, 2022
"The Rejuvication" 2x02 June 20, 2022
"Fli Your Own Supply" 2x03 June 26, 2022
"Shoot from the Foop" 2x04 July 3, 2022

Release

Dates are in order of release:

Cast

Promotion

Photos

Trailers

References

  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 9, 2019). "‘Harvey Birdman’ Spinoff ‘Birdgirl’ With Paget Brewster Set at Adult Swim". Variety. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Scharwz, Josh (April 18, 2020). "Adult Swim News: “Birdgirl” ; “Skeleton Landlord”". Bubbleblabber. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "ADULT SWIM BIRDGIRL Trademark Information". Trademarkia. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Milligan, Mercedes (March 16, 2021). "First Look: ‘Birdgirl’ Takes Flight on Adult Swim April 4". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (February 9, 2022). "‘Birdgirl’, ‘Smiling Friends’ Renewed For Season 2 By Adult Swim". Deadline. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  6. ^ Wein, Jeremy (October 5, 2021). "According to Kether Donohues IG Story, BIRDGIRL has (thankfully) been picked up for a second season!". Twitter. Retrieved February 9, 2022.