Syfy has announced that it is expanding its late-night adult animation block TZGZ with The Pole, a six-episode festive comedy featuring Bobby Moynihan and Jillian Bell as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
The official synopsis for the series reads:
In THE POLE, after a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Bobby Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Jillian Bell), works to keep the political machine that is toy production afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda (Nicole Byer) and the political activist Helenor (Sasheer Zamata), as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry (SungWon Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Tim Simons), who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama in THE POLE? Cocoa (Colin Jost), host of the North Pole News Network Program, “Morning Cocoa.”
Expected to debut in TZGZ in 2021, The Pole comes from Yeti Farm Creative (Hotel Transylvania) and is created and executive produced by Matthew Bass & Theodore Bressman (Future Man), who also serve as showrunners.