ComingSoon Senior Editor Spencer Legacy spoke about YOLO: Silver Destiny with creator and voice actor Michael Cusack and voice talents Todor Manojlovic and Sarah Bishop. The trio discussed the show’s writing process and becoming part of the Adult Swim pantheon. The show premieres Sunday, January 22 at midnight on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max.
“YOLO: Silver Destiny begins when a chance encounter at a Sausage Sizzle sets the girls off in pursuit of their destinies — Sarah wants to grow a beautiful garden, and Rachel wants to become a dark Empress,” reads the series’ synopsis. “Meanwhile, Lucas the Magnificent embarks on a mysterious new quest to overcome Sarah’s repulsion and win her heart.”
Spencer Legacy: Michael, how does the writing process for YOLO differ from Smiling Friends and Koala Man?
Michael Cusack: It’s pretty different. So we have a small writer’s room in Melbourne that consists of Nina Oyama, who’s a comedian in Australia … we’ve got Michelle Brasier, another comedian, and Greta Lee Jackson, Anca Vlasan — all comedians — and I get in a room with them and we just talk about a lot of adventures they’ve gone through with similar kinds of duos of friendships like Sarah and Rachel. Weird, very specific Aussie things and even a lot of feminine things that I don’t know about, obviously, that they explore and we just throw out. It’s a big kind of … we have a lot of fun, actually, in the writers’ room. We just throw out a lot of weird ideas, not even thinking about story structure or anything like that. It’s more just like … what we can actually explore in the season.
And from there, we get rough scripts that they write too and I write, and then we go