Even though a new "Harold and Kumar" movie is out today, the future of the comedic stoner duo may be on television.
Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate TV is shopping around a "Harold and Kumar" animated series to various cable networks, with MTV and Comedy Central listed as potential homes for the project. Both John Cho and Kal Penn are expected to produce and provide the voices for Harold Lee and Kumar Patel, respectively.
The franchise began in 2004, with "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle;" which not only debuted the now iconic characters but also revitalized the career of Neil Patrick Harris, who portrays an oversexed exaggerated version of himself. Cho, Penn and Harris all returned four years later in "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" before Penn put his acting career on hold to take a job at the White House.
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" was released in theaters today, bringing all three lead actors back for the third movie in the franchise. It is also widely expected to take the top slot at this weekend's Box Office. (UPDATE: Sunday November 07: Actually, it's looking more like third place for the weekend.)
The original writers of "Harold and Kumar," Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have also signed on to write and produce the proposed "Harold and Kumar" animated series.
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