Here’s a treat for NOC readers!
In this exclusive clip from the next episode of SYFY’s late-night adult animation series, Magical Girl Friendship Squad, Alex (played by Quinta Brunson as a matter-of-fact realist with a weakness for “mom stuff”) starts her new job at Outrage. Check it out!
About the show: When a little red panda named Nut (Ana Gasteyer) arrives in the apartment of two directionless twenty-somethings and gives them the ability to transform into badass magical girls, Alex (Quinta Brunson) and Daisy (Anna Akana) are forced to get their shit together in order to save the Universe from otherworldly threats. Through a journey of love and friendship and with the help of their magical objects (birth control and a bong), Alex and Daisy learn to wield their new powers and protect their mysterious panda friend who claims to be the creator of the Universe.
The six-episode, 15-minute long anime-inspired comedy also stars Matteo Lane. Christine Baranski, Eric Bauza, Helen Hong, Manny Jacinto, and Sarah “Squirm” Sherman recur. Guest stars include Paget Brewster, Patti Harrison, Jamie Loftus, Vella Lovell, and Jason Mantzoukas.
Produced by Cartuna, the Magical Girl Friendship Squad franchise, which includes a shorter-form version “Origins,” is created by Kelsey Stephanides, who also serves as showrunner. James Belfer, Adam Belfer and Max Benator executive produce, along with Hallie Cantor who is also the lead writer.
Brunson is currently working on her debut book entitled She Memes Well, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.