Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Middlemost Post, premiered last week. Be sure to check out The Beat‘s interview with voice actors Becky Robinson and John DiMaggio. Today, Nickelodeon announced that Tony Award winner Billy Porter would be appearing in an all-new episode this Friday. Porter guest stars as the eccentric Recycle King who uses the gift of song to teach others that everything has its place in a world of waste.
Watch a clip and read the official press release below. Tune in Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) for the all-new episode of Middlemost Post.
In ”BURT! The Musical,” Angus accidentally throws away Parker’s friend, Burt, who is made from old boxes and recyclable goods. The two venture away from their everyday tasks to visit Greenwood’s Recycle King (Porter) in hopes of finding their lost friend. However, the musically inclined King does not want to give up Burt, so the duo must come up with an elaborate plan to steal him back.
Middlemost Post follows a former rain cloud, a brawny mailman and their magical pet walrus as they deliver packages to the unusual inhabitants of Mount Middlemost. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, new episodes will continue to debut Friday nights on Nickelodeon and premiere internationally in the fall.
The Middlemost Post voice cast includes Becky Robinson (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) as Parker J. Cloud, an exuberant, relentlessly kind, overly eager, and most of all, pliable cloud who’s desire is to spread cheer; John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Angus Roy Shackelton, Parker’s boss and proprietor of the Middlemost Post; Kiren (Raising Hope) as Lily, Parker’s best friend and master inventor; Colton Dunn (Superstore) as Mayor Peeve, the petty Mayor of the city of Somewhere locked in a petty, one-sided feud with Angus; and Johnny Pemberton (In the Loop) as Ryan, Mayor Peeve’s loyal assistant.
Middlemost Post is created and co-executive produced by John Trabbic III. Dave Johnson serves as co-executive producer and story editor for Middlemost Post, with production overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series, Animation, Nickelodeon.