Netflix’s “My Dad: The Bounty Hunter” promises to be an epic family-friendly action-adventure comedy. Inspired by the likes of some of the gritty sci-fiers that came before it, the animated series follows Lisa (Priah Ferguson) and Sean (Jecobi Swain), who adore their dad, Terry (Laz Alonso), even though he cannot really show it. But this dad isn’t aloof, he’s a hard-working father who tries his best to provide for his family. And what first started out as a stowaway adventure to get to know their father turns out to be a revelation that their father is actually the galaxy’s toughest bounty hunter.
Now Netflix has released the first three minutes of “My Dad: The Bounty Hunter,” which gives us a small tease of the animation and the narrative tone. There’s that mix of physical comedy but also a sense of suspense and danger, along with some fun action to boot. And while it may not be like any other bounty hunting show, the fact that it centers on a Black father connecting with his kids speaks to those who can relate to those dynamics.
Let’s just say that Terry won’t have to worry about keeping his kids active as they will be joining him on his bounty hunting adventures. It certainly gives new meaning to the idea of family bonding time.
Other voice talents include, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, Jim Rash and Jamie Chung
“My Dad: The Bounty Hunter” debuts exclusively on Netflix on February 9, 2023.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “My Dad: The Bounty Hunter:”
My Dad the Bounty Hunter is an animated action-comedy series following close-knit siblings Lisa and Sean, who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip, hoping to finally get some quality time together. Little do they know Dad’s been keeping a secret from them — he’s actually the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy! Launched into the surprise space adventure of a lifetime, Lisa and Sean discover that their seemingly average dad’s job is anything but boring. 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! From Creators and Executive Producers Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, My Dad the Bounty Hunter is a warp-speed adventure across the constellation of ups, downs and moments in between that shape family life.