The third season of Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett's Big Mouth is available now on Netflix. The animated hit is an unfiltered odyssey through the many pitfalls of adolescence. Luckily for the merry band of teenagers, they have their trusty hormone monsters to help guide them through these difficult times. Unfortunately, the hormone monsters don't always hand out the best advice.
We've already had the happy news that Netflix renewed the series for three additional seasons, which is great as Netflix has been going on a bit of a cancelation spree recently. On top of three more seasons, we're going to be getting even more from the world of Big Mouth. Those lovable hormone monsters are getting their own spin-off titled Human Resources. Described as a workplace comedy set in the world of the monsters, Human Resources has been given a straight to series order.
The monster world isn't just for youngsters as subsequent seasons have introduced the Menopause Banshee (voiced by Carol Kane), and the Shame Wizard (brilliantly voiced by David Thewlis), and Human Resources promises to add even more new monsters as well as bringing back fan favourites. Here's hoping that Rick The Aging Hormone Monster gets more screen time. There are no current details on when Human Resources will land on Netflix, but it will be before the fourth season of Big Mouth arrives in its traditional October slot.
Big Mouth recently caused some controversy for how a new character, Ali (voiced by Ali Wong), explains pansexuality to her classmates. To the complete credit of the show's creators, they were very fast in accepting they "missed the mark" in a heartfelt statement from Andrew Goldberg.
“We missed the mark here with this definition of bisexuality vs. pansexuality, and my fellow creators and I sincerely apologize for making people feel misrepresented. Any time we try to define something as complex as human sexuality, it’s super challenging, and this time we could have done better. Thank you to the trans, pan, and bi communities for further opening our eyes to these important and complicated issues of representation. We are listening and we look forward to delving into all of this in future seasons.”
Big Mouth is a show with as much heart as it has laughs, it might be frequently gross, but its intent is so earnest you can't help but love the show. Besides, puberty was/is a nightmare; it should be blunt, occasionally uncomfortable, and filled with monsters. If you've not seen any of it yet, do yourself a favour and check it out as soon as you can. All three seasons and the Valentine's Day Special are available now on Netflix.