If you’re looking for a good comedy tv series that’s animated and even features superheroes, look no further. From producers Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, the first episode aired on April 5, 2021. Currently, “Birdgirl” is available on a number of streaming platforms.
Whether you’re a Birdgirl fanatic or a new viewer, you may find it interesting to learn about the characters and backstory. Here are some of the most important facts about the Birdgirl cast and plot.
Who Are the Main Characters of “Birdgirl?”
If you’ve seen the show “Birdgirl,” you are likely familiar with all of the characters and their quirks. However, if you’re considering the show and want some background before you watch, here’s the most important information to know about the characters of “Birdgirl.”
“Birdgirl” main characters:
Judy Ken Sebben:
Also known as Birdgirl, Sebben is the daughter of Phil Ken Sebben. As you may have guessed, she lives a double life as a superheroine. In the first episode, viewers immediately find out that Phil has died and Judy is now the newly nominated CEO of Sebben & Sebben Worldwide. Birdgirl is voiced by Paget Brewster. Brewster has been in a wide variety of television shows and has been acting since 1993. She has been known for roles in “Friends,” “Dan Vs.,” “Community,” and “Grandfather.” You may also recognize her from her role as Emily Prentiss in “Criminal Minds,” in which she starred in for many years.
Phil Ken Sebben:
Phil is the father of Judy. However, he is not featured much on the show as viewers find out he has died in the first few minutes of the first episode.
O’Brien is the head director of human waste at Sebben’s corporation, Sebben & Sebben Worldwide. O’Brien is voiced by Rob Delaney. Delaney has been acting since 2003 and has played in shows like “Catastrophe,” as well as films like “Deadpool 2” and “Hobbs & Shaw.”
Also called “The Big Ten,” Evie is the daughter of one of the corporation’s workers and is often referred to as “best friends with the building.” Evie is voiced by Sonia Denis.
Sans is Judy’s secretary at the family corporation. Gillian’s character is voiced by Kether Donohue. In addition to this show, Donohue has played roles in “The Bay,” “You’re the Worst,” and “Tokyo Mew Mew.” You may also recognize her as Alice in “Pitch Perfect.”
Dog with Bucket Hat:
As he is named “Dog with Bucket Hat,” Dog is a talking, human-like Basset Hound that wears a bucket hat at all times. Dog is the head of security at the Sebben & Sebben Worldwide corporation. Dog is voiced by John Doman. Doman has been acting since 1991, and has been in shows like “ER,” “Gotham,” and “The Affair.” You may also recognize him from his starring role as William Rawls in “The Wire.”
Meredith the Mind Taker:
Meredith is the general manager of Sebben & Sebben and as her name suggests, she has mind-reading abilities. She is also Judy’s best friend and confidant. Meredith’s character is voiced by Negin Farsad. Farsad is a comedian, actress, and writer and has been acting since 2006. You may recognize her from “The Watch List,” or from her directed film “Nerdcore Rising.” She’s also the author of the 2016 book “How to Make White People Laugh.”
Paul is also nicknamed “The Feels” as he is the residential masseur at Sebben & Sebben. One important aspect of Paul’s character is that he is openly queer, which is discussed frequently on the show. Paul’s character is voiced by Tony Hale. Hale has been acting since 1997 and is also a standup comedian. You may recognize him from his role as Buster Bluth in “Arrested Development.”
Also named “Strongarm,” Charlie is the head of PR at Sebben & Sebben. Charlie’s character is voiced by River L. Ramirez. Ramirez is an actress who has been featured in recent films and shows like “Pervert Everything,” “Notes on an Appearance,” and “Anthem: Homunculus.”
Where Can You Watch “Birdgirl?”
If you’ve decided it’s time to binge-watch “Birdgirl,” you’ll be happy to know that it is now available on multiple subscription apps and streaming platforms. Currently, you can watch “Birdgirl” seasons one and two on multiple streaming platforms. It is available on HBO Max through the Adult Swim offerings, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu by Fandango.
What Is “Birdgirl” About?
If you have not watched the show “Birdgirl” you may be unaware of what the superhero comedy animation is about. The first episode of the show begins immediately with the news that Phil Ken Sebben has passed away in a tragic accident.
His daughter Judy Ken Sebben, has spent the last few years fighting crime under her secret alias as Birdgirl. After Phil passes, Judy finds out that she has been named the newest CEO and head of Sebben & Sebben Worldwide. With help from Meredith and the rest of the Sebben’s employees, Judy navigates her new role as CEO. Through this role, she realizes the company has been following some of the most corrupt practices and she is responsible for fixing the products and practices of the corporation.
As Judy works to continue fighting crime as Birdgirl, she discovers that some of the crimes she is fighting are the direct results of her father’s own illegal interactions. Now with the help of the BirdTeam, which is composed of Meredith, Dog, Charley, and Phil, the crew works to keep crime at bay in their city.
Is “Birdgirl” a Sequel to “Harvey Birdman?”
Due to the similarity in name, you may be wondering if “Birdgirl” is a direct sequel to “Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.” The show featuring Harvey Birdman was originally released in the early 2000s and featured five seasons. The show was one of the original reasons that Adult Swim became so successful.
While “Birdgirl” is not a direct sequel to “Harvey Birdman,” it is supposed to follow somewhat in line with the show as a spin-off. “Birdgirl” does not directly take place right where “Harvey Birdman” left off, but it follows the events of the first series while introducing new characters and dilemmas. You may find similarities between the two, but they are not meant to be a consecutive series.
Is “Birdgirl” a Good Show?
If you’ve watched “Birdgirl,” you know how easy it is to enjoy the comedy and fall in love with the characters. After the test pilot episode, the show gained great success and continued to produce additional episodes and even a second season.
Den of Geek, the popular US and UK-originated pop culture site, stated that the show was “an exciting new Adult Swim venture that’s able to successfully carry on the unhinged atmosphere of the original ‘Harvey Birdman’ while it takes the material to entirely different places.”
If you like “Birdgirl” and are looking for new shows to binge-watch, there are plenty of other shows similar to the premise of this show. Some popular options include the original inspiration, “Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law,” as well as others including “M.O.D.O.K,” “Invincible,” and “Super.”
How Many Episodes and Seasons of “Birdgirl” Are There?
If you’ve decided that “Birdgirl” is the show for you, you’ll be excited to know there are multiple episodes for you to binge-watch. Currently, the show has two seasons out for viewing.
Season one first aired on April 5, 2021, and finished airing on May 10, 2021. After success with the pilot episode, this season featured an additional five episodes. This season includes the episodes, “Pilot,” “Sharebear,” “Thirdgirl,” “We Got the Internet,” “Topple the Popple,” and “Baltimo.”
The second season of “Birdgirl” was released on June 19, 2022, and wrapped up on July 17, 2022. This season also features six episodes for viewers to enjoy. This season includes the episodes, “The Wanky,” “The Rejuvication,” “Fli on Your Own Supply,” “Shoot from the Foop,” “With a K,” and “The S.I.M.”
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