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NYCC 2019: “Big Mouth” Panel Provides Insights and Announcements

The Netflix show delivered a fun and unique panel that matches its free spirit. 

If you haven’t seen Big Mouth, you are truly missing out. The smash-hit tackles real-life issues plaguing prepubescent teenagers as they face the troubles of puberty in an upbeat, interesting presentation. The panel did a great job replicating the vibe of this show, moving away from the typical panel setup to something more casual and intimate.

The panel began with a special, exclusive look at a Season 3 episode where the writers target a certain infamous state, keeping the audience in stitches throughout the nearly half-hour episode. 

Gracing the stage were creators Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett; writers, Emily Altman and Jabouke Young White; and stars Jessi Klein and Jason Mantzoukas. Mantzoukas pulled double duty as the moderator of the panel, adding a personal aspect to the grouping. 

The panelists were relaxed and spent time reminiscing, even overcoming a broken chair. They talked about the revealed episode and the various inspirations they pulled from to write it and the show in general. This was followed by a long Q&A session, where they tried to answer as many questions as possible. 

Here are a few highlights:

  • The “Hormone World,” where the Department of Puberty resides, will be making a return.
  • The best advice for raising prepubescent boys is to just talk to them so the lines of communications are available. 
  • When writing, the creative minds of Big Mouth are conscious of potential kid viewers but do not let it dictate their choices.
  • Rick the Hormone Monster will also be making a return.
  • The show uses doctors and sex educators as consults to properly tell the stories. 

Three announcements:

  • The music of Big Mouth will be available soon in vinyl and Spotify.
  • Big Mouth has been renewed for three more seasons.
  • After season 5, a spin-off will premiere called Human Resources, which takes place in the “Hormone World” and explores the world of Big Mouth.

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for Big Mouth to return to Netflix.

 

About Bassam Kaado

Bassam Kaado is a writer based in New York City that dabbles in screenplays, comic books, poetry, and articles covering various aspect of entertainment. In addition, he is an actor, rapper, and director. You can following Bassam @bkaado on Twitter and Instagram.

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