Nick Kroll’s new Netflix animated series is trying to find the fun in arguably the most horrific time in a person’s life: puberty. As the streaming platform announced the September premiere date for Big Mouth, the first two teasers have arrived to reveal the monsters lurking behind a teenager’s transition into adulthood.
Meet Hormone Monster and Hormone Monstress, the personifications of puberty.
In the first clip (shown above), “a perfectly normal gross little dirt bag” named Andrew, voiced by John Mulaney, is visited in the middle of the night by the Hormone Monster, who encourages him to do something that should not be done while his best friend is sleeping right beside him. In addition to voicing the lead character of Nick, Kroll also lends his pipes to various other characters, including the Hormone Monster.
Maya Rudolph, meanwhile, gives life to the female equivalent, Hormone Monstress. Jessi (Jessi Klein) welcomes this nighttime visitor in the second teaser (shown below), where the creature teaches the young girl to “listen to Lana Del Rey on repeat while you cut up all your t-shirts,” “scream at your mother and then laugh at her tears.”
That’s the nightmare…sorry, beauty of adolescence.
Season 1 of Big Mouth, premiering this Sept. 29 on Netflix, consists of 10 half-hour episodes from Kroll and his real-life best bud Andrew Goldberg. Among the voice cast are Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, and Jenny Slate.
Kroll and Goldberg, both serving as executive producers, created Big Mouthwith screenwriters-directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.