Kickstarter, that wonderful place of weird, fantastical and ‘I didn’t know I wanted that but now I need it projects’ has delivered once again in the most fantastical and awesome way! A new animated series featuring former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden is in the works.
According to the creator, Adam Reid, the show is meant for people who “intensely miss” the duo. “[It is] an adult animated sci-fi sitcom. A parody of Quantum Leap and countless other 80’s TV classics.”
A Kickstarter for the would-be series is looking to meet a goal of $100,000 dollars by the end of August. The show, “Barry & Joe – The Animated Series,” would feature Obama and Biden as crime-fighting partners.
“Every episode will follow Barack and Joe as they leap into the past and change a part of history,” Reid wrote on the Kickstarter page. “[For] people who miss Obama and Biden as much as we do,”
“Anyone on the left side of the political spectrum who isn’t afraid to question everything they know about America,” he added.
The synopsis for the show pilot reads:
These are the adventures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden bromancing the multiverse as they try and save us from ourselves.
Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama, and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab, run by a team of the world’s greatest scientists and occasionally Elon Musk.
Obama and Biden were asked to take off all of their clothes and hold very still in a fetal position until they felt a painful tingling sensation.
They would awake to find themselves inside of their younger selves. Driven to find each other, and together, change history for the better.
Their only guide on this journey is Neil deGrasse Tyson. A brilliant scientist from the present who appears in the form of an augmented reality that only they can see and hear.
And so they find themselves leaping throughout their own lifetime. Looking for the best in people… Striving to right injustice wherever they find it. Forever hoping that their next jump in time will take them to a future that’s not scary and fucked up.
A world which they can proudly call… home.
At the time of writing the Kickstarter was just short of $49k out of a target of $100k with 8 days to go so come on people! the future needs us!