Paul Giamatti (Sideways), David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) and Molly Shannon lend their voices to SCI FI Channel’s upcoming animated series “Amazing Screw-On Head”, which is currently in production. The half-hour sci-fi comedy is slated to debut in 2006.
Set in the Civil War era, Screw-On Head tells the top-secret history of the untold exploits of a robot agent (Giamatti), who works for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s and battles the supernatural villains threatening our civilization.
Based on the the Mike Mignola’s Dark Horse Comic book’s quirky character of the same name, the robot is a disembodied head that can be attached to any device (or body).
In the pilot, Screw-On Head faces off against his arch-nemesis (and former manservant), Emperor Zombie (Hyde Pierce). Shannon plays Screw-On’s ex-love interest, Patience, who has been turned into a vampire by Zombie. Rounding out the cast are Patton Oswalt as Mr. Groin, Screw-On’s faithful manservant, and Mindy Sterling in the dual roles of zombie henchwomen Aggie and Geraldine.
Produced by Kickstart Productions, the pilot was written by Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls). Fuller and Jason Netter serve as executive producers, with Mike Mignola as art director. Chris Prynoski directs.