China,Il creator and indie comic creator Brad Neely recently sat down in a secret location to give the low down on his new Adult Swim series, Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio. Here are the highlights from the event. It should be noted that interviewers were ask to dress as furies and write questions on Etch A Sketch that were passed out by midgets on pogos.
Q: What does Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio mean, is there any sort of inspiration for it?
A: It’s intentionally meaningless. We tried some titles that had meaning. This one just made us laugh – it was our favorite collection of syllables.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about the show? What can people expect?
A: They should expect endless variety. Lots and lots of little bits crammed into a show. Lots of music. We have a dedicated cast for the whole season. There’s myself, there’s Ilana Glazer, Affion Crockett, Darrell Hammond and Gabourey Sidibe.
Q: Any guest stars?
A: We have one guest star per episode. We have Father John Misty, Lizzo, Jeffrey Tambor, Chelsea Peretti, Christine Shaw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Andre 3000.
Q: Are there any favorite recurring characters?
A: Fruit Blood! It’s a band. They show up in a few, six or seven, episodes I guess. They do a lot of songs in a cellar. They wear colorful clothes. Some mix of bondage plus Mardi Gras sort of aesthetic, you know?
Q: How big of a role does music play in the series outside of Fruit Blood?
A: I made about a hundred songs for the show. About 60-70 made it into the 10 episodes. It’s a huge part of the show. This show for me is an opportunity to make a lot of music and have fun people sing my songs.
Q: So it’s not just you singing, cast members jump in as well?
A: Yes, and guest stars. Father John Misty sings songs.
Q: When does the show air?
A: Let me check my phone. Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio premieres Sunday, July 10 at 12:15 a.m. on Adult Swim. That’s what they’re tellin’ me.
Q: Would that be Monday, technically? July 10? It was 12:15 a.m.? They’re giving us a lot of mixed messages here. So you wake up on Sunday and you don’t go to sleep until you watch the show.
A: You can’t wake up if you don’t go to sleep.
Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio, premiering Sunday, July 10th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.