Jake Johnson Fails to Make a Basket in ‘Hoops’ Teaser Clip

Sometimes there’s no shame in lowering the bar, or in case lowering the hoop. In the new date announcement clip for the Netflix animated show Hoops, Jake Johnson tries to show a high school basketball team how to shoot a basket – and fails miserably.

The 1:12 clip is just attempt after attempt of coach Ben Hopkins trying and failing to make it into the basket, throwing around expletives before he lowers the hoop to make his point. The date announcement also serves as our first real look into the series. Running the show is its creator Ben Hoffman, who wrote on The Late Late Show with James Cordon, the FX hit Archer, and a few Comedy Central Roasts. Johnson starred in New Girl, Stumptown, Tag, and a few blockbusters like Jurassic World and 2017’s The Mummy.

The streaming service describes the show as, “A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around.” Though considered a Netflix Original Series, the show comes from 20th Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers) and will have 10 thirty-minute episodes.

Alongside Johnson, Ron Funches, Rob Riggle, A.D. Miles, Cleo King, and Natasha Leggero all lend their voices to the Netflix animated series. Johnson will serve as executive producer on the series along with Hoffman, Seth Cohen, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, 21 Jump Street and Lego Movie Fame. Johnson starred in 2018’s Spiderverse as Peter B.Parker and even talked a bit about Hoops during the film’s press junket.

Watch the date announcement below and catch Hoops on Netflix Aug. 21st.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.