It looks like Jason Ruiz will be bringing his creative vision to the masses in the near future…
Fox has reportedly given a 13-episode series order to Murder Police, an animated comedy from the 27-year-old Mexican American animator and former Family Guy executive producer David Goodman, according to Deadline.com.
The series follows a dedicated but inept detective and his partner in a twisted city precinct as they try to solve serious crimes.
“It’s about bumbling homicide detectives who are trying to do their jobs but are just not very good at it. It’s like if Scooby Doo was solving murders,” says Ruiz, adding that he was inspired by The First 48, an A&E crime investigation docu-series that he calls “an obsession.”
Ruiz and Goodman created and wrote the project, originally picked up by the network as a presentation. Goodman serves as executive producer; Ruiz as co-executive producer.
Murder Police marks Fox’s first animated series order in more than two years — since the October 2010 pickup of Jonah Hill’s Allen Gregory for 7 episodes (with Goodman as executive producer/showrunner), and Napoleon Dynamite for 6. Neither were renewed for a second season.