Adult Swim has released a sneak peek clip of Smiling Friends ahead of the new animated series’ premiere later this weekend! YOLO Crystal Fantasy creator Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel’s new series debuted its original pilot episode as part of Adult Swim’s April Fool’s Day programming in 2020, and it proved to be such a hit that fans have been asking for more ever since. In fact, when Adult Swim announced that it was picking up Smiling Friends for a full series that announcement ended up gaining just as much traction with fans as the actual pilot.
It’s safe to say Smiling Friends‘ full series premiere is one of the most anticipated Adult Swim original projects coming our way, and thankfully it won’t be too much longer before we get to see the full thing for ourselves! Smiling Friends will be making its premiere on January 9th at midnight EST with Adult Swim, and to celebrate, Adult Swim has dropped a special sneak-peek into the premiere episode that shows off Pim and Charlie’s next task to bring smiles to people’s faces! This time it’s for disgraced TV star, Mr. Frog. You can check out the new clip below:
Co-creator Zach Hadel previously confirmed that Smiling Friends’ debut season would consist of eight episodes in total, including the pilot episode. That’s why the special sneak peek clip for the premiere notes that it’s officially the second in the series’ run because it includes that original release from April Fool’s Day 2020. If you wanted to check out that pilot episode, you can actually find it streaming on Adult Swim’s official website so you can get an idea of what to expect from the new episodes later this month.
Smiling Friends premieres on Adult Swim on January 9th at midnight EST. They officially describe the series as such, “Smiling Friends follows the employees of a small company dedicated to bringing happiness to a bizarre yet colorful world. The company consists of cynical Charlie and star employee Pim, each tasked with out-calls to cheer people up. There’s also meticulous Allan who keeps things in order, mysterious Glep, and the unpredictable billionaire Boss who founded the company.”
What do you think? How do you feel about this first look at Smiling Friends‘ new episodes? Are you excited to see more of the series later this month? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!