“My Dad The Bounty Hunter” is Netflix’s latest animated series that puts a kid-friendly spin on bounty hunting. The series follows two kids who want nothing more than to be with their father. In an attempt to spend time with him, the stowaway on what they think is his truck. Little do they know that their dad is actually the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter. Dodging dangerous aliens, robots, and laser fights galore, family bonding time becomes much more than they bargained for as they try to help their dad in pursuit of his toughest fugitive yet. With his kids along for the ride, Dad must show up for them when they need it most — and they’d better make it home before Mom finds out!
ThatsItLA had a chance to attend an early preview of “My Dad The Bounty Hunter,” where they joined their fellow journalists to talk to creators and executive producers Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin. They talked about some of their real-life inspirations as well as the sci-fi influences that went into the fun animated series. Not only that, but they also addressed bringing more representation to it.
After the Q&A, ThatsItLA spoke to Downing and Harpin on making a fun sci-fi show while grounding it with themes of family. And how important it was for audiences to be able to see themselves in the wide range of characters that appear on screen. Be sure to check out the video interview below.
My Dad the Bounty Hunter features the voice talents of Laz Alonso, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, Jim Rash and Jamie Chung. It makes its streaming debut exclusively on Netflix on February 9, 2022.
Watch the new trailer here from Netflix: