Netflix is further expanding its adult animation slate with a new comedy series from Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen (pictured above), the creators of Netflix’s Norwegian “Norsemen” series. The show, “Captain Fall”, follows Jonathan Fall, a naive warm-hearted ship captain who finds himself unknowingly the captain of a smuggling ship.
The series will be made up, initially, of 20 episodes released in two parts with Helgaker and Torgersen serving as creators, showrunners, and executive producers on the series.
We are thrilled to set out on this new adventure with Netflix. We first pitched Captain Fall as a live action show, but Netflix saw the potential of it being animated. Although a bit scary in the beginning, moving from live action to animation just feels amazingly limitless and creative on a whole new level. And luckily Netflix has surrounded us with a groups of extremely talented people, so everything is set up for us not screwing this one up. But you never know.
– Jon Iver and Jonas