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Big Mouth Spin-Off Human Resources - What We Know So Far

"Big Mouth" has managed to win Emmys and dominate Netflix with its edgy animated humor. Four seasons in, it shows no signs of slowing down. Netflix has not only renewed it for a fifth season, but a sixth one as well. Co-created by Nick Kroll, his real-life friend Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin, "Big Mouth" follows a group of middle school students as they go through the embarrassing and hilarious horrors of puberty. There are some great lessons buried underneath the show's raunchy exterior, although it's definitely not for kids.

One of the most memorable ways the series presents the trials of growing up is its hormone monsters. Hormone monsters represent the characters', well, hormones. While the Hormone Monsters act as guides and assets to the main characters in "Big Mouth," they'll be stepping into the spotlight in their own upcoming spin-off, "Human Resources."

What's this series going to be about, apart from the focus on Hormone Monsters? Who's involved in making it? When will it be available to watch? Worry not: We've got all the answers. This is everything we know so far about "Human Resources."

When's the release date for Human Resources?

An official release date for "Human Resources" has not yet been revealed. But fans have known about its development for quite some time. Via IndieWire, Nick Kroll first broke the news about "Human Resources"  at 2019's New York Comic-Con. Shortly after, Netflix posted an official announcement video for the show.

During that same Comic-Con panel, Kroll said that production of "Human Resources" will begin after the team wraps up making Season 5 of "Big Mouth." We currently don't have a release date for Season 5. However, since 2017, the cheeky animated series has put out new seasons on a roughly yearly basis. If that pattern holds, then "Big Mouth" Season 5 will likely hit Netflix in late 2021, or possibly very early 2022. Should that be the case, fans could be kicking back to enjoy "Human Resources" sometime in 2022.

Who's in the cast of Human Resources?

Some of the cast has been revealed for "Human Resources," including certain members of the "Big Mouth" team. Notably, according to Variety, Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph, who voice the Hormone Monsters Maurice and Connie in "Big Mouth," will be returning for "Human Resources." David Thewlis, who plays the miserable Shame Wizard, is also set to reprise his role. "Big Mouth" Season 4 writer Brandon Kyle Goodwin will also be part of the action, as he's set to voice a currently unknown character on the upcoming show. 

Joining these returning cast and crew members are newcomers Aidy Bryant ("Shrill," "Saturday Night Live"), Keke Palmer ("Hustlers"), and, according to UPROXX, Rosie Perez ("Birds of Prey") in currently unknown roles. Randall Park ("WandaVision") will also be joining the gang as Pete the Logic Rock.

As far as production goes, Variety also reports that Titmouse will be the animation studio behind "Human Resources." This is of little surprise, as Titmouse brings "Big Mouth" to life. Kelly Galuska ("BoJack Horseman") will serve as showrunner, while Kroll, Goldberg, Levin, and Flackett will work as executive producers.

What's the plot of Human Resources?

In an interview with Inverse, "Big Mouth" co-creator Mark Levin revealed that "Human Resources" was pitched to Netflix as "'Big Mouth' meets 'The Office.'" Furthermore, during the 2019 New York Comic-Con panel, Kroll described the series as "a workplace comedy that takes place in the world of the monsters."

According to Variety, an early animatic from the show was aired during the Comic-Con panel, which unfolded like a corporate HR video. Another clip was shown from the finale of "Big Mouth" Season 5, in which Nick makes his way to the "Human Resources" office to rail against the monsters he's had to deal with thus far. It definitely looks like "Human Resources" will give fans an expanded look at the work culture and lives of these mysterious creatures. 

Kroll also told Variety that he's aiming to showcase layers of complexity within the upcoming series' characters. "The challenge has been that these characters don't only function according to the one thing they do professionally," Kroll said. "The Logic Rock is filled with a lot of emotion and love and that defies his nature. Building out the characters in that complex way has been a joy."