Well it isn't (possibly) the full time show that many Maya Rudolph fans were hoping for, but there are more chances to see the funny lady in upcoming projects.
First up for Maya Rudolph is a show with NBC. No, Up All Night did not rise from the dead, nor is Rudolph returning full time to SNL. Instead, NBC has given Rudolph a one-off special titled The Maya Rudolph Show which airs on May 19 and will feature quite a few SNL alumni. Already confirmed for the variety special are Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Chris Parnell, Andy Samberg, Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson, along with musical guest Janelle Monae.
The Maya Rudolph Show is, as of now, being considered as a one night special, but there have been rumblings that it might be picked up as a regular series if ratings are high enough. You have your mission people: Tune in on May 19 to NBC. The world needs more Maya Rudolph!
Thankfully, even if the variety show doesn’t become a regular series, there is still more Maya Rudolph on the horizon.
While not confirmed by Disney as of yet, The Wrap broke the news that Rudolph would be voicing an unknown character in the animated Marvel project, Big Hero 6. Actually there hasn’t been a lot confirmed about anyone involved in Big Hero 6. Up until Rudolph’s name was floated out, the only other two people confirmed have been T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) as Fred and Jaime Chung as GoGo Tomago. Given that there is at the very least, six main characters, not including any villains, there are still a lot of names yet to come.
Brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Still left to be cast of the six person team, is main character Hiro Hamada, his robot Baymax, Wasabi-No-Ginger and Honey Lemon.
During the most recent D23, we got the first look at San Fransokyo, a futuristic mash-up of San Francisco and Toyko where the story takes place.
Big Hero 6 is currently slated to hit theaters on November 7, 2014.