Kieran Culkin to Unite All Five Culkin Brothers for First Time in New Animated Series

'The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy' will also feature Natasha Lyonne, Sam Smith, Maya Rudolph, Keke Palmer and Stephanie Hsu

BY Ben OkazawaPublished Feb 21, 2024

The seemingly never-ending list of Culkin brothers will share the screen for the first time in Kieran Culkin's upcoming animated comedy series The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy

Macaulay, Rory, Christian and Shane won't need to stray too far from real life — as far as voicing futuristic bird aliens goes — for the show, as they're set to portray the on-screen brothers to Kieran's Dr. Plowp. 

The star-studded voice cast of alien doctors also includes Keke Palmer and Everything Everywhere All at Once breakout Stephanie Hsu in leading roles, as well as Natasha Lyonne, Sam Smith, Maya Rudolph and Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Culkin brothers will turn up unexpectedly at Dr. Plowp's romantic getaway with Hsu's character, Dr. Sleech. 

"Is this a sex dream or a sex nightmare?" she asks upon seeing the Plowp / Culkin brothers. 

"Why not both? These are my brothers," Plowp responds.

While Kieran and Macaulay are known best in the family for their turns in Succession and Home Alone, respectively, their three younger brothers are all actors as well, with Rory having appeared in Scream 4 and M. Night Shyamalan's Signs.

Check out an exclusive sneak peek at the Culkin brothers in action at EW, and watch the trailer for The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy below.

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