Duncanville has given us our first look at season 2, and it features a very familiar face for Parks & Recreation fans: an animated Leslie Knope!
The new clip was released during the San Diego Comic-Con virtual panel on Thursday, moderated by EW’s Lynette Rice. The clip follows mom Annie (Amy Poehler) as she wakes her entire family up to watch the announcement for the town’s Oakie Awards. Knope (see screenshot below) is briefly featured and voiced by Poehler as she rallies the troops to fill a ditch (see: Parks & Rec season 1). Other Oakie nominees include Jerry the dancing crossing guard, small-talk Stacy from the DMV, and hopefully Annie herself. This season 2 episode will feature Annie and her family vying for a shot at winning an Oakie.
The Duncanville virtual panel included voices from executive producers Mike and Julie Scully, executive producer and star, Poehler, as well as stars Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro, Rashida Jones, and Wiz Khalifa, who provides the voice of Duncan’s teacher, Mr. Mitch.
Poehler, who noted that this was her first Comic-Con, says she’s grateful the show can continue production from home. Mike Scully added that the writers’ room for season 2 already began three weeks ago, with the first table read slated for next week.
“We had so much of the show done. We had established our characters. We had done so much recording by the time this pandemic hit,” Poehler says of doing voice work for the show during the pandemic. “It would be hard to be at the bottom of show mountain right now, for sure.”
Jones, who starred in Parks & Recreation along with Poehler, said during the panel the one similarity she sees between the NBC hit sitcom and the Fox show is the “deep bench of characters,” adding, “but this is very much a family show. We just hang out a lot and get in trouble.”
Duncanville is a Fox animated series that follows 15- year-old Duncan (Poehler) as he navigates life with his overbearing mom, Annie (also Poehler), his dad, Jack (Ty Burrell), and friends (Rashida Jones, Zach Cherry, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro). Season 2 of the show is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2021.
The Duncanville virtual panel is a part of this year’s Comic-Con@Home, an effort to bring the regular San Diego Comic-Con, which brings together 130,000 fans every July, to life after the in-person extravaganza was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Source: EW