Annie Murphy to Star in Animated Series Alongside John Cho, Christine Baranski

Freeform has picked up the comedy from Anna Drezen of 'SNL'
Annie Murphy to Star in Animated Series Alongside John Cho, Christine Baranski
She played a fallen "it" girl on Schitt's Creek and now, Canada's sweetheart Annie Murphy is returning to her pedestal of popularity for a new animated comedy series. Murphy will lend her voice acting talents, starring alongside the likes of John Cho (Cowboy Bebop) and Christine Baranski.

Youth-skewing, Disney-owned network Freeform has ordered the new show created by head Saturday Night Live writer Anna Drezen. With the working title Praise Petey, the series is set to begin production in early 2022.

According to Deadline's synopsis, it follows Murphy as the titular character — a New York City socialite who has it all. That is, until her life comes crashing down around her. (Sound familiar?)

Petey is then given a mysterious gift from her father — who may or may not be dead, and is described as a "charming, homespun, stone-cold cult leader with some pretty unique ideas about meditation, space, jumping up and down in a field and how his bloodline is necessary for the salvation of mankind." She finds a new lease on life in deciding to modernize the small-town cult.

Cho will voice Bandit, a cult member who becomes a potential love interest for Petey, while Baranski plays White, Murphy's character's Manhattan-socialite mother, who works as a magazine editor and apparently doesn't know what Ketchup is.

Since the beloved Canadian sitcom that brought her to fame ended, Murphy's been keeping busy: she's starring in Season 2 of Netflix's Russian Doll, as well flipping sexist TV tropes on their head in the meta AMC series Kevin Can F***k Himself.

The sky's truly the limit for this Lamborghini/Hollywood star, who took the Exclaim! Questionnaire back in 2019.

Murphy recently reunited with her fellow Roses to present at the 2021 Emmys and is also working with Schitt's Creek writers on a new movie.