From executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness, Room 104) comes a new season of HBO’s halfhour adult animated series, created by writers/directors Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. Animals. (note the period in the title) follows the often-overlooked creatures who call New York City home – and whose hilariously human-like neuroses play out against the increasingly dystopian human world around them. Voiced by a who’s-who of talent from TV, music and comedy (see below), this quirky and irreverent comedy returns with ten new episodes in 2017, featuring even more surreal stories of love, friendship and existential woes plaguing the lives of the Big Apple’s anthropomorphic creatures. Among those highlighted this season are: fleas pondering life, roaches fighting for survival, pigeons dealing with complicated family dynamics, squirrels coping with growing pains, cats vying for power on the mean city streets, and much more.