Exclusive interview with executive producers of “Royal Crackers,” Jason Ruiz and Seth Cohen

Eduardo Martinez, Opinion Editor

Bakersfield has finally made it to the TV screen with an animated series. “Royal Crackers” by Jason Ruiz centers on a struggling cracker company, called Royal Crackers, as the sons of the company founder, Theodore Hornsby Sr., help keep the company afloat and return it to the success it once was with their lack of talent and business skills. “Royal Crackers” will debut April 2 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim and April 3 on HBO Max.

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Adult Swim Promo Key Art for “Royal Crackers” (Courtesy of Adult Swim)


The series creator, Jason Ruiz, stars in the show along with Andrew Santino, Jessica St. Clair, David Gborie, Maile Flanagan, and Fred Tatasciore. The show’s executive producers are Jason Ruiz and Seth Cohen, and production is by Titmouse.

Jason Ruiz and Seth Cohen had agreed to do an exclusive interview with The Renegade Rip on March 28 to answer questions about Bakersfield’s participation in the series and what viewers can expect from the show.

On the question surrounding why they chose Bakersfield to set their show, Jason Ruiz replied that the likeness that Stockton has with Bakersfield, Stockton being where he grew up, and the connection that Bakersfield has with Nu Metal served as the reasons why they chose this city. He has also further stated that he wanted a western desert look for the show similar to Arizona, which Bakersfield perfectly offers. As well, on the question of whether other Central Valley or Kern County locations will be acknowledged, he said that eventually they plan on hitting them all, but currently the show will cover Fresno, Bakersfield, and Stockton.

On the subject of the animated series being serialized, Ruiz has stated that the series will remain in isolated episodes and stories. Ruiz has also said that there will be a lot more heartfelt moments throughout the first season, citing episode 2, Theo’s Comeback Tour, as being close to his heart and Cohen citing episode 2.10 to look out for. Finally, Ruiz has said that “every character will have their own episode,” making it a point in the first season to get these characters down and who they were.


(ROY103_A369) Still from “Factory 37.” “Royal Crackers” premieres Sunday, April 2 at11:00pm ET/PT on Adult Swim, next day on HBO Max.
Still from “Factory 37.” “Royal Crackers” premieres Sunday, April 2 at
11:00pm ET/PT on Adult Swim, next day on HBO Max. (Courtesy of Adult Swim)

Adult Swim has greenlit the series for a second season and has setup a billboard up in Bakersfield alongside the 99, near the Taft Highway, for promotion for the show that is meant to go up on April 3.