The story of the raunchy 2016 animated film “Sausage Party” will continue in a new animated sequel series coming to Amazon Prime Video in 2024 called “Sausage Party: Footopia.” The “eight-course television event” will find original cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Edward Norton all returning to reprise their roles, and is already in production.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the eight-episode series will also feature the voices of Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Natasha Rothwell and Yassir Lester, with Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (“Future Man”) – who co-wrote the 2016 film with Rogen and Evan Goldberg – executive producing and serving as showrunners.
“Sausage Party: Foodtopia” hails from Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios and Point Grey Pictures.
“Film used to be the superior art form to television, and we humbly reached the pinnacle of what can be achieved with film in our remarkable opus, ‘Sausage Party,’” said Rogen and Goldberg in a statement. “But now that film is completely dead and TV is the forever-king of entertainment, we’ve decided to continue the epic adventures of our culinary crew in the soon-to-be-legendary televised masterpiece Sausage Party: Foodtopia. It’s got all the heart, double the puns, and triple the food-on-food sex. In other words, it’s exactly what the world needs right now,” said Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
“The original ‘Sausage Party’ was an incredibly hilarious, outrageous, one-of-a-kind entry into the world of animation,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to collaborate again with Seth, Evan and their team at Point Grey, as well as our partners at Annapurna Television and Sony Pictures Television, to offer a new look into this world that will be brought to life so vividly for our global Prime Video customers.”
“The original film was another irreverent comedy from the brilliant comedic minds of Seth and Evan. When Annapurna, Seth and Evan approached us to wholly reboot the project as a TV series we were thrilled to be a part of the collaboration and equally excited to have Prime Video as our partner,” said Sony Co-President Jason Clodfelter. “We look forward to the fanfare around ‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia’ which promises to be a hit.”
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“Sausage Party” was released by Sony Pictures in 2016 as an extremely R-rated CG-animated comedy about food living (and partying) in a grocery store, and grossed over $140 million at the worldwide box office. At the time, Rogen expressed interest in continuing the story in a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”-style sequel that would blend live-action and CG. That sequel never came to pass, and it’s unclear if that live-action/CG-hybrid idea is still on the table for this TV series.
Rogen, Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee will executive produce via Point Grey Pictures. Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the feature film, returns as supervising director for the series and will also executive produce alongside Annapurna Television’s Megan Ellison and Patrick Chu, and Andrew Millstein. Sausage Party: Foodtopia is a co-production of Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon Studios. The original film was a co-production between Columbia Pictures and Great Beyond.