Netflix has set the voice cast for “Carol & the End of the World,” an adult animated series created by Dan Guterman that will debut on Dec. 15.
Martha Kelly will play the title role. The series takes place as extinction is imminent thanks to a mysterious planet hurtling towards Earth. While most people feel liberated to pursue their wildest dreams, Carol, quiet and always uncomfortable, woman stands alone — lost among the hedonistic masses.
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Kelly is best known for starring in the FX comedy “Baskets” as Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) friend Martha Brooks. In 2022, she guest starred in HBO’s “Euphoria” as drug dealer Laurie, which earned her an Emmy nomination. Kelly’s other prominent credits include “Gaslit” on Starz, “Hacks” on Max and “The Great North” on Fox.
The ensemble of “Carol & the End of the World” also features Michael Chernus (“Severance,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Bridget Everett (“Somebody Somewhere,” “Patti Cake$”), Beth Grant (“No Country For Old Men,” “The Mindy Project”), Lawrence Pressman (“Reboot,” “Modern Family”), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (“Craig of the Greek,” “Vice Principals”), Mel Rodriguez (“Onward,” “Last Man On Earth”) and Delbert Hunt (“Monster High,” “Super Giant Robot Brothers”).
“’Carol & the End Of The World’ is a love letter to routine. A show about the comforts of monotony. An animated and existential comedy about the daily rituals that make up the gaps that make up a life,” said Guterman, whose writing credit include “The Colbert Report,” “Community” and “Rick and Morty.”
Guterman executive produces alongside Donick Cary, with Kevin Arrieta co-executive producing. Bardel Entertainment Inc. produces the animation.
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