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Bad Crimes: Nicole Byer, Lauren Lapkus to Star in Animated Comedy Series

Bad Crimes: Nicole Byer, Lauren Lapkus to Star in Animated Comedy Series

Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus are lending their voice to Netflix’s animated comedy Bad Crimes.

The streamer handed a ten-episode order to the dark comedy procedural from creator Nicole Silverberg.

Bad Crimes follows Kara (Byer) and Jennie (Lapkus), two FBI agents who travel across the country to solve grisly crimes while juggling their friendship, career ambitions, and as many men as possible.

Friends Byer and Lapkus have worked together before, hosting their own podcast.

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The series comes from New Bandera Entertainment Company, the production business set up by The Office’s Daniels and Beavis and Butt-head creator Judge. It is the latest animated show from the pair, who co-created King of the Hill, after Freeform ordered Praise Petey from SNL’s Anna Drezen.

Silverberg, Judge, Daniels, Byer, Lapkus, Bandera’s Dustin Davis and Erica Hayes, who has worked on shows including Big Mouth and Rick and Morty, exec produce.

“Making ‘Bad Crimes’ with Greg and Mike and Bandera, who are the whole reason I dreamed of one day getting to write TV, has been such a surreal and incredible experience,” said Silverberg. “We all feel that working with Netflix – which not only permits, but encourages my grossest, most violent comedy fantasies – is a dream come true. Plus, I am partnering with Erica Hayes and a genius team of writers who are building this show into something unique and special.”

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The series deepens Byer’s relationship with Netflix, with the comedian and actress currently hosting the Netflix baking competition series “Nailed It!” since its debut in 2018. She has earned two Emmy nominations for her work on the show. She released the comedy special “BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)” in 2021.

“This is a dream project!” said Mike Moon, Netflix’s head of adult animation. “Greg and Mike are the visionaries behind some of the smartest and funniest comedies of all time, including one of the most-beloved animated shows ever. Combined with the brilliant mind of Nicole Silverberg and the immense voice talents of Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus, we know ‘Bad Crimes’
will be set up for great success.”

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