FX has released a red band trailer for upcoming animated comedy Chozen, which was originally going to be the first original series to premiere on FXX. The series, from the producers of Eastbound & Down, tells the story of a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Rather than be bitter about the experience or want to exact revenge on those who helped put him behind bars, Chozen wants to use his new lease on life and even newer worldview to become the world’s top rap artist. He’ll have to do so, though, by challenging the status quo in the music industry, as his lyrics satirize the excesses of the hip-hop industry and aim for a positive overall message.
Chozen features voice work from the likes of Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation), Michael Pena (Shooter), and Nick Swardson (Just Go with It).
The series premiere of Chozen is set to air Monday, January 13th at 10:30 on FX following the fifth season premiere of Archer. The latter is relocating to the night at 10:00 after four seasons on Thursday that saw it become the highest-rated comedy on the network. Moving Archer is a risky proposition for FX, considering the foothold it was able to gain on a rather difficult night, but if this works out, it gives them another night in which to play with and will allow them to get out of FXX’s way, assuming the next round of FXX comedies air on Thursdays. This fall, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League aired on Wednesdays, directly facing both The Bridge and American Horror Story: Coven.
Will you be watching Chozen? Does this look like the show to succeed behind Archer? Is the move to Monday nights going to hurt both animated comedies?