“Napoleon Dynamite” Animated Series Coming To FOX

Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series — a series based on the 2004 indie comedy of the same name — will debut on FOX next season, Deadline.com reported Monday.

The network has ordered six episodes of a small screen adaptation of the movie about an awkward bullied teenager and his friends in rural Idaho. Jon Heder who played the title role in the movie, and the rest of the cast will reunite to voice their characters.

The Napoleon Dynamite series will be written and produced by Jared Hess (director of movie), Jerusha Hess (co-writer of movie), and Mike Scully (The Simpsons).

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