Chris Rock Is Making an Animated Version of ‘Everybody Hates Chris’

Chris Rock and Everybody Hates Chris. (Credit: Shutterstock/The CW(

Chris Rock is returning to TV as narrator and executive producer of the upcoming animated series Everybody Still Hates Chris.

Described as a “reimagined animated version” of the original Everbody Hates Chris starring Tyler James Williams, the reboot has been ordered straight to series and will air on Paramount+ and Comedy Central, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

“Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts, and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios.

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Everybody Hates Chris was inspired by Rock’s teenage years. The series premiered in 2005, and ran for four seasons on UPN and later on the CW. Created by Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi, the show’s cast included Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim, and Vincent Martella, with Rock narrating.

“A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our studio for a long time,” said George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS. “It’s exciting to join forces with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he expands on his vision of the original show in this innovative new format.”

In addition to Rock, executive producers include Sanjay Shah, Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky. CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing.

Casting details and a premiere date will be announced later.