Emmy winner Hank Azaria will voice the lead role in Seth MacFarlane’s animated series “Bordertown.”
The FOX show is an animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border and takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, Caucasians will be a minority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink.
Azaria has been the voice of numerous television characters on the long-running animated series “The Simpsons.” In “Bordertown,” the actor, whose grandparents are from Thessaloniki, will bring the role of Bud Buckwald to life, a married father of three, and a Border Patrol agent who is a tad behind the times, feeling slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood.
The news was announced at FOX’s Television Critics Association presentation over the weekend. The network also announced special guests that will voice some of their other animated series, one of which includes Zach Galifianakis.