My Dad the Bounty Hunter

My Dad the Bounty Hunter (L to R) Yvette Nicole Brown as KRS, Jecobi Swain as Sean, Laz Alonso as Sabo Brok and Priah Ferguson as Lisa in My Dad the Bounty Hunter. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

There are a lot of great cartoons out now that show different dynamics or sides of fatherhood. We no longer see dad as the bumbling buffoon who does not know what’s going on but now we see a more involved dad. We see a dad who is there for his children and tries to be the best version of himself. Terry is a dad that is trying to be there for his kids but his job makes things a little bit difficult.

By the title alone you can already tell what Terry’s job is. Yep! Terry is a bounty hunter but not any bounty hunter, he is Sabo Brok, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter. Sabo would give Boba Fett a run for his money. We see from the opening of the first episode the lengths Sabo would go through to get his bounty. The action from the opening moments alone are spectacular and rival any action sequence from your big budget science fiction movie.

The first episode introduces us to Terry’s family. We meet his wife Tess and their children, Lisa and Sean. While Terry and Tess are separated, they are co-parenting their children and it seems trying to work things our. Yes, Terry has not been as reliable as Tess wants him to be but he is trying his best to make things right. Terry is taking the kids to be with him for the weekend when it gets a visit for an important mission. This is where the adventure starts. Lisa and Sean decide to sneak into Terry’s car and become stowaways on his lastest mission.

My Dad the Bounty Hunter (L to R) Jecobi Swain as Sean and Laz Alonso as Sabo Brok in My Dad the Bounty Hunter. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

The entire series deals with not only Terry finding out that his kids have stowedaway on his ship and how he is going to get them home but on the relationship that they have. This is the heart of the show. We see how the relationship between Terry and his kids grow. As with parenting in general, the kids learn something about Terry and he learns about himself through them. Parenting is not an easy job but being a bounty hunter and a dad makes things a little tougher.

Speaking of tough, the creators of the show have thrown in some easter eggs from various sci-fi series in the show. The shows creators Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin have had their hand in many of your favorite shows and have put a lot into this show. “They gotta work for these easter eggs,” says Harpin, not wanting to spoil any surprises, before sharing, “There are some Predator references. There’s also a Predator 2 reference somewhere in it. We steal from the best sci-fi,” Adds Downing, “I will say there are also Aliens references as well.”

Get ready for a fun adventure when My Dad the Bounty Hunter premiers on Netflix on February 9th. Check out the official trailer below.

My Dad the Bounty Hunter is an animated action-comedy series following close-knit siblings Lisa and Sean, who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip, hoping to finally get some quality time together. Little do they know Dad’s been keeping a secret from them — he’s actually the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy! Launched into the surprise space adventure of a lifetime, Lisa and Sean discover that their seemingly average dad’s job is anything but boring. Dodging dangerous aliens, robots, and laser fights galore, family bonding time becomes much more than they bargained for as they try to help their dad in pursuit of his toughest fugitive yet. With his kids along for the ride, Dad must show up for them when they need it most — and they’d better make it home before Mom finds out! From Creators and Executive Producers Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, MY DAD THE BOUNTY HUNTER is a warp-speed adventure across the constellation of ups, downs and moments in between that shape family life.

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