Wednesday, October 20, 2021

‘Ultra City Smiths’: Character Posters of Kristen Bell, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Revealed

Character posters for AMC’s Ultra City Smiths have been released. The series consists of six episodes that span over a half-hour period. The stop-motion animated series sees baby dolls that have a new purpose as a grown-up cast of characters. Ultra City Smiths follows an investigation into the disappearance of Carpenter K. Smith. Two detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.

Character Posters and Descriptions

Carpenter K. Smith: (Kurtwood Smith) Ultra City’s Last Bright Hope. Aspiring to make the city a gentler place via his bid for Mayor and his extraordinary wealth. But now no one can find him.


Donella Pecker: (Kristen Bell) Competent and compassionate government official. Hopes to help Ultra City become a safer place, but first she must deal with her childish husband, Congressman Chris Pecker.

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Gail Johnson: (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) Veteran detective and partner of David Mills. Decorated, calm, no-nonsense. Married to her job to the possible detriment of her family life.


Lady Andrea the Giant: (Bebe Neuwirth) Former Women’s Heavyweight Wrestling Champion of the World. Dedicated mother who will do anything to protect her child, even if it means wrestling a series of chimps.


Little Grace: (Alia Shawkat) The daughter of Lady Andrea the Giant. Unwittingly embroiled with the wrong people. Must contend with the harshness of this town and solve her predicament against all odds.


Sister Mary Margaret: (Melissa Villaseñor) Catholic nun whose charity runs the local men’s shelter. Not what meets the eye.

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Street Hustler Boy: (Damon Herriman) Male prostitute aging out of work. Desperate to find a way to rehabilitate his partner’s ailing health.


The cast for Ultra City Smiths also includes Dax Shepard as Congressman Chris Pecker, Jimmi Simpson as Detective David Mills, John C. Reilly as Donovan Smith, Jason Mantzoukas as Tim the TMZ reporter, and more. Tom Waits will narrate.

Ultra City Smiths premieres July 22 on AMC+ before airing on AMC in the fall.

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Haley joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2019 and is a writer, editor, and Instagram manager. Her main fandoms are Criminal Minds, Wrestling, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, and her favorite Chris in the debate is Chris Pine. You can find her on Twitter @haleyannemiller.

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