Fox Comedy ANIMAL CONTROL With Joel McHale Adds Cast in Vancouver
Fox comedy Animal Control, with Joel McHale as an Animal Control officer who prefers dealing with animals than humans, adds Michael Rowland and other cast in Vancouver.
Day One of production on Halloween with Michael Rowland and Joel McHale.
Animal Control is a workplace comedy following a group of Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not.
Vancouver filming dates: October 31 2022 – January 25 2023
Writer/producers: Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling.
Cast: Joel McHale, Vella Lovell, Michael Rowland, Ravi Patel, Grace Palmer, Gerry Dee, Kelli Ogmundson, Alvina August.
Joel McHale plays opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer Frank, a former cop who tried to expose corruption in his department, only to get fired. Perhaps that’s why he’s so cynical and curmudgeonly about humans, but he has an almost superhuman ability to understand animals.
Vella Lovell plays Emily, the sweet, awkward boss of the Animal Control precinct.
Michael Rowland plays optimistic rookie Animal Control officer Fred “Shred” Taylor, Frank’s new partner and a former professional snowboarder who blew out his knee just before the Olympics..
Ravi Patel plays Animal Control officer Amit Patel, an overwhelmed family man whose partner Victoria couldn’t be more different.
Grace Palmer plays free-spirited, hedonistic Animal Control Officer Victoria Sands., the opposite of her partner Amit.
Gerry Dee plays Animal Control officer Templeton Dudge from a neighbouring precinct who’s gunning for Emily’s job.
Keli Ogmundson plays office-killjoy receptionist Dolores Stubb at the Animal Control precinct, who’s secretly in league with Emily’s rival Templeton Dudge.
Alvina August is Animal Control veterinarian Dr. Summers, whom Frank is crushing on but she is more interested in Shred.
Created by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Dan Sterling, the comedy series follows a group of local Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not.
Animal Control is expected to premiere mid-season on Fox.