Chris Rock’s ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ Returns As An Animated Series

Chris Rock, Tyler James Williams, Tequan Richmond, Terry Crews, Imani Hakim, Tichina Arnold and Ali LeRoi, winners of Outstanding Comedy Series for “Everybody Hates Chris” (Photo by Malcolm Ali/WireImage for The Lippin Group)

Chris Rock’s beloved autobiographical family comedy is back with a new title!

Comedy Central has unveiled the voice cast for Everybody Still Hates Chris, its upcoming reimagined animated version of the original Everybody Hates Chris.

Starring Rock, the original sitcom centered around a nerdy Black teenager who is trying to function in an all-white ’80s school district and an unstable family. The show takes inspiration from Rock’s upbringing in a working-class family. Everybody Hates Chris ran for four seasons from 2005 to 2009.

“I’m very excited to introduce the world to another funny side of my childhood,” Rock said in a statement.

Several main cast members have returned for the revival including Rock, Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold. Rock will return to his role as the narrator and Crews and Arnold will reprise their roles as Chris’ parents. 

In addition to these returning cast members, the voice cast will include Tim Johnson Jr., Ozioma Akagha, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, and Gunnar Sizemore.

The Everybody Hates Chris franchise follows years of production experience for Rock. From 1997 to 2000, Rock hosted his own talk show HBO’s The Chris Rock Show. He later headlined his first comedy special, Big Ass Jokes, which garnered his acclaim as a comedian.

Rock’s voice acting includes prior work in Disney’s animated film franchise Madagascar and Bee Movie.

Rock has starred in a number of films including New Jack City, Boomerang, Dogma, Dark Betty, and The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler.

Rock’s recent credits include “Rustin” and Season 4 of “Fargo,” as well as his live Netflix standup special “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.”

Everybody Still Hates Chris is expected to premiere on Comedy Central in late 2024.