'Barry & Joe' cartoon
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No, this is not a repost of an article from the satirical site, The Onion.

“Barry & Joe,” described as a “bromantic comedy,” is one step closer to reality, as exclusively reported by Newsweek.

Moreover, late night talk show host and regular Trump-basher Conan O'Brien has signed on as an executive producer of the project, which is also described as an “adult animated series.”

Series creator Adam Reid told Newsweek in a statement:

It’s an escapist liberal fantasy, but it’s also kind of about things we care about and characters we care about. I think the goal is that people laugh and feel catharsis at the same time.

Newsweek's Lance Laspina explained the premise of the program:

Barry & Joe is a time-travel adventure, inspired in part by the 1980s show “Quantum Leap.”

After Donald Trump’s inauguration, Biden goes back to different points in history to recruit an unknowing Obama, or “Barry,” over and over again as his partner to save the world.

Reid styled the show’s villain, Trump, after the unseen ones of the past, like Dr. Claw in “Inspector Gadget.”

“Viewers will never see his face,” Laspina said. "Only a 'tiny orange hand.'”

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The “Barry & Joe: The Animated Series” Facebook page further describes the series:

These are the adventures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden bromancing the multiverse as they try and save us from ourselves.

Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab, run by a team of the world's greatest scientists and occasionally Elon Musk.

Obama and Biden were asked to take off all of their clothes and hold very still in a fetal position until they felt a painful tingling sensation.

They would awake to find themselves inside of their younger selves. Driven to find each other, and together, change history for the better.

Their only guide on this journey is a brilliant scientist from the present who appears in the form of an augmented reality that only they can see and hear.

And so they find themselves leaping throughout their own lifetime. Looking for the best in people... Striving to right injustice wherever they find it. Forever hoping that their next jump in time will take them to a future that’s not scary and f***ed up.

A world which they can proudly call… home.

According to Newsweek, a pilot will be pitched to networks early in 2018. It could be a year or more after a deal is reached before the airing of the series begins.

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