Mulligan
GenreAnimated sitcom
Comedy
Post-apocalyptic
Created by
Voices of
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Producers
Running time26–28 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12) –
present

Mulligan is an American animated apocalyptic sitcom created by Sam Means and Robert Carlock for Netflix.[1][2][3] It premiered on May 12, 2023.[4]

Premise

After an alien attack destroys Earth, what's left of humanity has the chance to start all over again. Survivors will need to work together to avoid repeating the same mistakes.[5][6][7]

Cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
Part 1
11"The Great Mulligan"Casey Crowe & Eddie Rosas & David C. SmithRobert Carlock & Sam MeansMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU01
After blowing up an alien army and saving humanity from extinction, regular guy Mulligan must figure out how to lead his fellow survivors as president.
22"Morning in America"Eddie RosasSam MeansMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU02
To start rebuilding society, Simon and Farrah ask Mulligan if they can take a census. But there's one thing they didn't count on: catching feelings.
33"Grand Old Party"David C. SmithDan RubinMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU03
With only 1,132 people left on Earth, Mulligan throws an epic party at the White House in hopes to out-rage former presidents — and make Lucy jealous.
44"The Stamp Act"Casey CroweAndy Blitz & Maria ThayerMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU04
Women outnumber men two to one! To distract the fairer sex from their obvious advantage, Senator LaMarr proposes a contest to feature a woman on a stamp.
55"The Stench"Eddie RosasRobert Carlock & Sam MeansMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU05
First Lady Lucy takes up her latest cause: a benefit concert called "Quench the Stench" to eradicate a pervasive and putrid odor plaguing D.C.
66"Opening Day"David C. SmithBen DouganMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU06
If Simon and Lucy want Mulligan to sign an executive order for solar power, they'll have to go through the proper protocol: seducing Senator LaMarr.
77"The Egg Hunt"Eddie RosasAyo EdebiriMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU07
On Easter, Senator LaMarr worries traditional religion may be losing its influence on their new government until he meets a doomsday prophet named Dave.
88"Matty’s Treasure: Book of Seeds"Casey CroweDan RubinMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU09
To get Mulligan on board to raid the seed vault in Maryland, Simon and Farrah tell him they're on a quest for the legendary national treasure.
99"Not My President"David C. SmithSam MeansMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU09
If former President Brad Chadman survived the invasion in an alien-proof bunker, will Mulligan take one for the team and relinquish his power?
1010"The Love Choice"Casey CroweBen Dougan & Taryn EnglehartMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)1BBMU10
In an effort to display more transparency in government, the Cabinet decides to hold a public election, which quickly devolves into a reality show.

Production

Development

In January 2021, it was stated that the series would have 20 episodes and be released in 2021.[9][10][11] Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Sam Means would be producers, while Ayo Edebiri would be a co-producer.[12][13][14][15] Dan Rubin, executive producer of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt collaborated with Fey, Carlock, and Means, on the series.[16] Eric Gurian, David Miner, Scott Greenberg, and Joel Kuwahara would also be executive producers.[17][18]

In June 2021, Emmy Magazine described the series as likely premiering in 2022 and described it as a "novel medium" with a "far-out premise", with every episode having table reads on Zoom.[19] However, it did not premiere in 2022. In April 2023, it was announced that the series would premiere on May 12, 2023, on Netflix.[4]

Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 50% of 12 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The website's consensus reads: "Mulligan might feature an appealing spread of voice actors, but it'll need to swap out its stale sense of humor for more incisive jokes if it wants to win another term."[20] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 48 out of 100, based on six critics, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.[21]

References

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 9, 2020). "'30 Rock' Bosses Reteam for Netflix Animated Comedy Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 2, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Williams, Tommy (March 2020). "Tina Fey's Animated Series MULLIGAN Gets 20-Episode Order at Netflix". Geek Tyrant. Archived from the original on January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Oller, Jacob (March 9, 2020). "WIRE Buzz: Westworld S3 stars talk drones, filming; Netflix orders animated Mulligan; more". SYFY Wire. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Petski, Denise (April 11, 2023). "'Mulligan': Nat Faxon, Chrissy Teigen, Tina Fey, Sam Richardson, Dana Carvey, Phil LaMarr Lead Cast For Netflix Animated Series; Premiere Date, Teaser". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
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  6. ^ Lopez, Kristen (March 10, 2020). "Netflix Orders Timely Animated Comedy Series From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock". IndieWire. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Lopez, Kristen (March 10, 2020). "Tina Fey's New Netflix Series Asks What Happens After Aliens Attack". Bustle. Archived from the original on March 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  8. ^ a b https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/1657127243775344643?s=20.
  9. ^ Watkins, Gwynne (January 6, 2021). "Meet Us on the Couch! We Can't Wait To Binge These 15 Netflix Shows Coming Out in 2021". Parade. Archived from the original on January 9, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 9, 2020). "Tina Fey, Robert Carlock Set Animated Comedy Series at Netflix". Variety. Archived from the original on November 2, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 9, 2020). "Netflix Orders Animated Comedy Series 'Mulligan' From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock". Deadline. Archived from the original on March 9, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  12. ^ Dortheimer, Jill; Zebrack, Sara; Escobar, Siena (August 31, 2020). "Ayo Edebiri joins the cast of Emmy Nominated Big Mouth as Missy" (Press release). Internet: Netflix. Archived from the original on January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Lambe, Stacy (January 8, 2021). "Rising Star Ayo Edebiri Makes Her Mark on 'Big Mouth' and 'Dickinson' (Exclusive)". ET. Archived from the original on January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  14. ^ Lawrence, Gregory (March 9, 2020). "Tina Fey, '30 Rock' Team Bringing New Animated Series 'Mulligan' to Netflix". Collider. Archived from the original on June 5, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  15. ^ Perkins, Chris (March 10, 2020). "New Animated Series 'Mulligan' Announced From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock". Animation for Adults. Archived from the original on November 24, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 16, 2020). "'Night Court' Sequel In Works At NBC With John Larroquette As Dan Fielding, Harry Stone's Daughter As Focus & Melissa Rauch As EP". Deadline. Archived from the original on December 20, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  17. ^ Sarto, Dan (March 9, 2020). "Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Teaming with Netflix on Animated Comedy". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  18. ^ Schatz, Lake (March 9, 2020). "Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Teaming with Netflix on Animated Comedy". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on November 3, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  19. ^ Hirsch, Sarah (June 21, 2021). "Easy as 1, 2, 3". Emmys. Archived from the original on May 21, 2022. Retrieved July 25, 2022. And then there's Mulligan for Netflix, likely premiering next year.
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  21. ^ "Mulligan: Season 1". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved June 1, 2023.