‘Big Mouth’ is an American adult animated web television series which airs on Netflix. Created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, the animated series is loosely based on Kroll and Goldberg’s hormone-fuelled teenage years and misadventures growing up in Westchester County, New York. The show follows a group of middle school students whose lives are upended when they hit puberty.
‘Big Mouth’ is a rather recent show, and Season 1 first made its way to viewers’ screens on September 29, 2017. The first season received enormous praise from critics and audiences alike, and the show was renewed promptly. A year later, on October 5, 2018, Season 2 of ‘Big Mouth’ aired and was again praised far and wide. Since then, fans have been clamoring for a third season, which has been announced and is en route to your screen. Here’s everything you need to know about Season 3.
Big Mouth Cast: Who’s in it?
Owing the show being an animated one, all the cast members lend their voices to characters.
Interestingly, show co-creator Nick Kroll voices the character based on his own self, Nick Birch. Further, he voices several other characters including Maurice the Hormone Monster, Rick The Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, and the Jansen Twins, to name a few.
Meanwhile, John Mulaney voices Andrew Glouberman, who spends much of his time masturbating. Mulaney, like Kroll, also voices other characters including Mint, Babe the Blue Ox, and Detective Flores.
Additionally, Jessi Klein voices the sarcastic and smart Jessi Glaser. Jason Mantzoukas voices an Armenian-American boy, Jay Bilzerian, who is obsessed with sex and magic. Jordan Peele, meanwhile, voices the spirit of a jazz musician, the Ghost of Duke Ellington, who now lives in Nick’s attic and is a constant advisor to the young boy. Further, Jenny Slate voices the nerdy Missy Foreman-Greenwald, while Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph voices Nick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Birch, apart from other characters.
Big Mouth Plot: What is it about?
The show traces the tumultuous journey of a group of seventh graders, including Nick and Andrew, as they navigate puberty and all the world-altering changes that come with it. In a hilarious fashion, we see the “hormone monster” and “hormone monstress” characters acting as shoulder angels to the show’s young characters, guiding them through their hormone-filled trip through puberty. The show also uses non-human and inanimate objects as characters, such as a ghost, a pillow, genitalia, and even a Statue of Liberty with a French accent. These characters, too, guide our young protagonists with their helpful yet confusing advice on how to navigate puberty and sexual arousal.
“It [puberty] seemed like the thing you should be trying to talk about and remember. Everything felt pretty high drama, so that’s first and foremost when you’re making a show. The stakes are very, very high when you’re going through puberty,” show co-creator Nick Kroll had told VICE earlier, explaining his motivation to go ahead and make the ‘Big Mouth’. In fact, this is precisely why many television critics have praised the show. For instance, Vulture wrote, “Even though it’s about 12-year-old kids, most parents would probably deem it way, way too explicit to show to an actual 12-year-old. But even high-schoolers and older “kids” — which is to say, adults — can learn something from this show. It’s pretty clear that, despite that song by Salt-N-Pepa, as a society we still don’t know how to talk about sex. Big Mouth reminds us it’s still possible to change that by starting the conversation when we’re young.”
Meanwhile, giving a very apt description of the show, Erik Adams of the AV Club had commented, “It’s [‘Big Mouth’] like if the fantasy-tinged episodes of Bob’s Burgers were way more explicit about Tina’s thing for butts; in Simpsons terms, it’s a realistic, down-to-earth show that’s completely off-the-wall and swarming with magic manifestations of hormonal urges and the Ghost of Duke Ellington.”
As can be inferred, ‘Big Mouth’ has made quite name for itself in the two short years that it has been around for. Critics have absolutely loved ‘Big Mouth’, and the show enjoys a mind-blowing score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with both Seasons 1 and 2 having perfect scores. The critics consensus for Season 2 reads, “Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity.” Like critics, viewers, too have loved the show, and it enjoys a solid rating of 8.1/10 on IMDb, after nearly 35,000 votes.
Big Mouth Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Big Mouth’ season 2 premiered on October 5, 2018, and just over a month later Netflix, on November 18, 2018, announced on Twitter that ‘Big Mouth’ would be making a comeback with Season 3. A release date was not announced immediately, but a Valentine’s Day special episode was released on February 8, 2019, which incidentally also serves as a first look into Season 3. However, when the rest of the season will be released is unknown, and considering that Season 1 aired on September 29, 2017, and Season 2 followed on October 5, 2018, we can can expect ‘Big Mouth’ Season 3 to release sometime in late September or early October 2019.
On July 26, 2019, in Netflix’s biggest renewal to date, the streaming network renewed the show for three additional seasons — Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The massive renewal is part of a deal Netflix has signed with Brutus Pink, the newly formed animation production company of the creative team behind Big Mouth.
On August 21, 2019, Netflix unveiled a series of stills from the next season of the show. It also released a posted that revealed ‘Big Mouth’ season 3 premiere date October 4, 2019.
Big Mouth Trailer:
Whenever Netflix releases the Season 3 trailer, we will also be sure to be update this section to reflect the same. Meanwhile, here is the trailer for Season 2 to give you a glimpse into the show and the story thus far. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.
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