‘Human Resources’: Details About Nick Kroll’s ‘Big-Mouth’ Spin-Off

Big Mouth is the boundary-pushing Netflix series about teens fumbling through puberty. Created by and starring Nick Kroll, Big Mouth has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike. Many fans are curious about the long-awaited spinoff series involving the brash hormone monsters from Big Mouth. Here’s what we know about Kroll’s spinoff series Human Resources

Nick Kroll as Maury the Hormone Monster, Thandie Newton as Mona the Hormone Monstress, Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress and Nick Kroll as Ricky the Hormone Monster in episode 9 of 'Big Mouth'
Nick Kroll as Maury the Hormone Monster, Thandie Newton as Mona the Hormone Monstress, Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress and Nick Kroll as Ricky the Hormone Monster | NETFLIX © 2020

‘Big Mouth’ demonstrates the growing pains of puberty through a raunchy perspective 

Big Mouth is an animated comedy about teens, but it’s not your typical family-friendly cartoon. Kroll and his real-life friend Andrew Goldberg are the creators and stars of the show. Each episode depicts the duo dealing with one aspect of puberty or another. Big Mouth comments on the pains of growing up in one of the most creative ways imaginable.  

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Part of Big Mouth‘s appeal is the all-too-natural and occasionally demented ways the character’s sexuality expresses itself. Take Jay (Jason Mantzoukas), a classmate of Nick (Kroll) and Andrew (John Mulaney). He discovers his bisexuality through a confusing relationship with pillows. Then there’s the gentle-natured nerd Missy (Jenny Slate). She masturbates with her childhood Glo Worm. The characters in the series drive the storytelling, but the hormone monsters reinforce the awkwardness of puberty and make Big Mouth so compelling. 

‘Big Mouth’s monsters are a hilarious representation of pubescence 

In addition to each character’s hormone monster, other common fears and urges that teens experience are represented through fictional manifestations. There’s the Shame Wizard — voiced by David Thewlis — who harasses the kids and their hormone monsters all the same. Depression Kitty (Jean Smart) and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito (Maria Bamford) are other monsters that pop up throughout Big Mouth‘s fictional recount of puberty. Those monsters are going to be the focus of Kroll’s spin-off series, Human Resources.

Nick Kroll announced the ‘Big Mouth’ spinoff ‘Human Resources’ in 2019

Kroll officially announced the Big Mouth spinoff series during a panel at New York Comic-Con in 2019. “We are incredibly excited to tell a lot of different kinds of stories, not just about puberty, but all the stories of life,” Kroll explained (via Vulture). At this time, few details are known about the spinoff project.

‘Human Resources’ characters and what to expect from the plot

What is known is that the comedy will take place in the world of the hormone monsters. According to the Big Mouth Wiki, Maurice the Hormone Monster (Kroll) and Connie the Hormone Monstress (Maya Rudolph) will star in the series. Rosie Perez also has an unknown part in Human Resources, which she described to UPROXX as “very foul, very obscene” in November 2020. 

As far as the plot of Human Resources, Mark Levin, a screenwriter on Madeline and The Wonder Years, explained the spinoff series as “Big Mouth meets The Office” to Inverse. Expanding the Big Mouth universe was always part of the goal, according to Levin. Together with the show’s co-creators, the production company Brutus Punk was born “to support other people who have their own stories to tell and help them with our skills,” as Levin explained. “We’re working with a bunch of writers to figure out a way to tell the best versions of their stories.”

Big Mouth fans are excited to see what the future holds for the spin-off. At this time, the release date of Human Resources is unknown.