Prime Video today announced the premiere date and revealed first-look images for The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy (previously announced as The Hospital). All eight episodes of the adult animated sci-fi comedy will debut on February 23rd, 2024. The series comes from Emmy Award winning creator Cirocco Dunlap, Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and Natasha Lyonne’s Animal Pictures.

Academy Award nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once) has joined the cast as series regular, Dr. Sleech, alongside previously announced cast members Maya Rudolph (Loot), Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Keke Palmer (Nope), Kieran Culkin (Succession), and singer-songwriter Sam Smith.

 (L-R): Dr. Klak voiced by Keke Palmer and Dr. Sleech voiced by Stephanie Hsu in The Second Best Hospital in The Galaxy. Photo by: Prime Video

The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy follows Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak—aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons—as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. In season one, doctors Sleech and Klak take on a highly dangerous and potentially groundbreaking case and, in doing so, put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement.

(L-R): Dr. Sleech voiced by Stephanie Hsu, Dr. Klak voiced by Keke Palmer, and Nurse Tup voiced by Natasha Lyonne in in The Second Best Hospital in The Galaxy. Photo by: Prime Video

Cirocco Dunlap also serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer along with EPs Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens and Natasha Lyonne for Animal Pictures. Shauna McGarry. Shannon Prynoski, Chris Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina from Titmouse will executive produce. Artist and animator Robin Eisenberg will co-produce and serve as production designer.


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