Going through a specially difficult period compounded by the worst global health crisis that almost all people will ever experience in their lifetime, there aren’t many people who do not genuinely enjoy hitting the reset button with a little laugh. An ominous political trend that seems designed to divide humanity has real consequences, including the storming of the nation’s capital in an attempted coup. The Black Lives Matter movement marked a historic civil protest following the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Ripples of global solidarity send a message to get off the necks of African Americans who are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement agencies.
Uncertain time impact Kuye Youngbloodone of the executive producers of “United States Room,” BRIC TV’s first animated political satire. Joined by executive producer Aziz Isham and five-time Emmy-nominated producer New York Kecia Elan Cole, this crew uses art as a force for good. New web series, created by William D. Caballero (HBO, PBS, Univision) and produced by Elaine Del Valle (ABC, CBS)—on the upcoming ABC series Queens—put Brooklyn on the map as an animation hub. The bingeworthy web series focuses on dividing and further making BRIC the artistic home for color creation.
William D. Caballero and Elaine Del Valle, creators of the web series The United Space of America.
Youngblood, who met Caballero and Del Valle at IFP week in 2018, recalls, “They had worked together on the HBO Latino series Gran’pa Knows Best, so we knew they were a good creator/producer team that produces great content. That interest naturally extends to United Space of America unique tone and POV included with a POC character who happens to be an aging astronaut from Brooklyn. World building and hyperbole helped elevate the series to include sci-fi fantasy which is an exciting new space for us to explore. We are fans of satire and appreciate work that finds clever and quirky ways to comment on our times without being archaic or heavy.”
With 17 years of BRIC programming experience, this is not Youngblood’s first rodeo. He had a hand in BRIC productions as a senior producer, supervising producer, and head of production and management before becoming General Manager of BRIC in 2020. It is natural to respond to divisive political trends that fuel race-related hatred. course for Youngblood,”This is at the height of partisan politics and the chaotic impact it has on the country and the world. The themes explored reflect some of the same real-world problems we are still experiencing right up until the pandemic. It appealed to us because it felt timely, direct, and a funny way to highlight the crazies. It’s like ‘big’You cannot create these sh%$ up moments.”
United Space of America is an animated political satire focused on cultural and political divisions created by William D. Caballero and Elaine Del Valle and produced by BRIC TV.
This extremely wacky web series follows Paco De Pluto and Cornelius Cosmosis, astronauts from Brooklyn, looking for a more enlightened alien civilization after being lost in outer space for 30 years and returning to planet Earth immersed in corrupting politics. Even with the help of their galactic voice of reason, Galexandria, the mature themes of political dysfunction, homophobia, authoritarianism, classism, and homophobia motivate powerful reminders that laughter is nice medication and the importance of being a better steward of our Earth.
Watch new episodes from “The United Space of America,” on BRIC TV, Brooklyn’s only non-profit cable channel and digital network. The event is also streamed on multiple platforms, including YouTube.