SYFY has announced their newest adult animation series The Pole! The Pole will star Bobby Moynihan as Santa and Jillian Bell as Mrs. Claus in a dark take on Christmas. The official synopsis released by the network states:
After a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Bell), works to keep the political machine that is toy production afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda and the political activist Helenor, as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry and the crown prince, Jack, who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama in ‘The Pole’? Cocoa, host of the North Pole News Network Program, “Morning Cocoa.”
The series will air as part of SYFY’s new adult animation block TZGZ, which runs on Saturdays at midnight. The cast will also include Nicole Byer, SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons, and Sasheer Zamata. The Pole will debut its six episodes in 2021.