Why is Gravity Falls not a bigger deal? The Disney animated series followed spirited twins Dipper and Mabel Pines through an odyssey of wild adventures that saw them face off against kidnapping gnomes, macho minotaurs, a vengeful child-preacher, and a triangle hellbent on world domination. It was a deeply weird and wonderful series that ran for only two seasons but told an incredibly rewarding story full of heart, laughs, and surprises. And while you can catch up with its marvels on Hulu, Netflix is offering something new and mysterious from Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.
Netflix has proudly announced they’ve inked a multi-year overall deal with Hirsch, in which he “will exclusively develop new series and features” for the streaming service. In a statement, Hirsch said of the deal, “I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing roster of talent coming to Netflix. Plus it couldn’t hurt to be on The Algorithm’s good side before The Singularity hits. Awesome things are coming!”
He also offered this on Twitter:
Under this new deal I’m expected to— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) August 27, 2018
1) Make new TV shows!
2) Make new movies!
3) Get a giant red N tattooed on my face!
(#3 is still being negotiated)
Netflix has an emerging reputation in animation, thanks to original series like Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s darkly satirical Bojack Horseman, Matt Groening’s fantastical Disenchantment, Ezra Koenig’s anime-inspired Neo Yokio, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s coming-of-age comedy Big Mouth, and the resurrection of Voltron and She-Ra. With a BAFTA award-winning series under his belt and a real flare for blending stories of family and fantasy, Hirsch is an inspired addition to Netflix’s animation branch. It’s unlikely that his deal will mean a revival of Gravity Falls, as that’s owned by Disney. Nonetheless, we’re pumped to see what other stories Hirsch has to share.
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