animated comedy about the many, many creatures that populate New York City, is
turning its attention to humans with a special live-action episode aptly titled
“Humans.” And ET has an exclusive first look at the unscrupulous Dr. Labcoat
(played by RuPaul Charles
) and his dutiful assistant (John Early) as the evil
conglomerate Pesci Co. prepares to roll out the “Green Pill,” a cure for the
virus plaguing the city.
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In a “now or never” moment for creators Phil Matarese and Mike
Luciano, the episode -- premiering Friday, April 14 -- comes in the middle of
its second season, shifting the focus onto the humans who often appear in
wordless vignettes, connecting one animal’s story to another. “We knew we
wanted to try to do something like this since we became a TV show,” Matarese
explains of the decision to push them out of their comfort zone.
It also became a fun way to explore the humans on the show
more thoroughly. And in season two, there’s a reporter trying to bring down Dr.
Labcoat and Pesci Co., with “Humans” offering insight into their world.