The new faces are highlighted by new romantic interests, anthropomorphized quizzes, a boy band, and Jesus.
The sixth season of Big Mouth explores the terrifying, horny, and bewildering world of adolescent sexuality with insight, sensitivity, and unashamed raunch. As with each new season, we’ve been presented with a fresh cast of characters — some recurring, some making one-off appearances — voiced by a diversity of renowned actors. This season features an unusually intriguing assortment of new characters, including Missy’s (Ayo Edebiri) love interest, Nick’s (Nick Kroll) new relative, and a trio of potential boy band fathers for Lola (also Nick Kroll).
Here’s a guide to which new characters will be voiced by which well-known actors. No more racking your brain attempting to identify that gruff Scottish accent or twangy Broadway belt! We’ve got you.
Big Mouth Season 6 Release Date
Netflix has scheduled the premiere of Big Mouth Season 6 for Friday, October 28 at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT. As is customary, the streaming service will release all episodes simultaneously.
Brian Tyree Henry as Elijah
This season, there is a new student at Bridgeton Middle School. His name is Elijah, and he instantly attracts the attention of Missy and her Hormone Monstress (Thandiwe Newton). Elijah has recently relocated from Virginia, appears to be devout, and will play a significant role in Missy’s plot throughout the season.
He is voiced by Brian Tyree Henry, who is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Alfred on Atlanta, but who has become an increasingly prominent presence in movies, playing a crime boss in Widows, a superhero in Eternals, and, beginning next week, can be seen in the Apple TV+ movie Causeway, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, in a role for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.
Chris O’Dowd as Flanny O’Lympic
In one of several crossovers from the Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources, we meet love bug Flanny O’Lympic, who has been assigned to Andrew (John Mulaney) since he’s fallen for his long-distance lover Bernie Sanders (Kristen Schaal).
Chris O’Dowd, a beloved Irish crossover actor who rose to prominence in the U.K. on The IT Crowd and in the U.S. with parts in Bridesmaids, Girls, and the Epix comedy Get Shorty, provides his voice.
Peter Capaldi as Seamus MacGregor
As seen by his portrayal of Malcolm Tucker in the British television comedy The Thick of It and the companion film In the Loop, Peter Capaldi is particularly adept at portraying obstinate and amoral characters.
It is hence so amusing that his second most famous role was as the 12th Doctor on Doctor Who. He will provide the voice of Seamus MacGregor, Nick Birch’s long-lost Scottish brawler (or, more accurately, nipple-twister) grandfather.
Juliet Mills as Rita St. Swithens
Rita St. Swithens appeared as the mother of the David Thewlis-voiced Shame Wizard in the first season of Human Resources. Then, Helen Mirren provided her voice. Juliet Mills will provide her voice for her appearance on Big Mouth this season, in which she presides over a triptych of stories about “Vagina Shame.”
Juliet Mills, the sister of The Parent Trap actor Hayley Mills, featured opposite Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder’s 1972 film Avanti!, but is likely best known to modern viewers for her role as the witch Tabitha on the now-canceled daytime serial Passions.
Annaleigh Ashford as The Rice Purity Test
In this season of Big Mouth, stage and movie actress Annaleigh Ashford lends her voice to an animated quiz, proving she can do it all. Middle schoolers begin circulating the most recent version of the decades-old Rice Purity Test, one of those periodic surveys that ask responders to tick off everything they’ve done, from hand-holding to kissing to having intercourse in public and catching an STI.
The scores, and what they reveal about their respective levels of shelteredness or depravity, send everyone into a frenzy, but not before the Test herself sings. Ashford, whose Broadway career includes the musicals Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, and Hair, is a natural fit for the role. She received a Tony Award in 2015 for the play You Can’t Take It With You, portrayed Paula Jones in American Crime Story: Impeachment, and most recently starred in the canceled CBS sitcom B Positive.
Tyler the Creator as Jesus
Missy is intrigued and Elijah is terrified by the Purity Test topic concerning dancing “without leaving room for Jesus.” And, since this is Big Mouth, JC himself will make an appearance, voiced by musician and Odd Future co-founder Tyler the Creator. Tyler has lent his voice to animated shows such as Axe Cop and The Jellies!, as well as the Jim Carrey Showtime sitcom Kidding.
Cole Escola as Montel
If you’ve seen Human Resources, you know that the first season concluded with Maury the Hormone Monster (Nick Kroll) becoming pregnant by Connie (Maya Rudolph) and her discomfort with the prospect of motherhood. This season of Big Mouth follows this plotline to its conclusion, and the non-binary child they give birth to is named Montel.
Cole Escola, well known for their roles as Matthew on Hulu’s Difficult People and Chip Wreck on Search Party, will provide the child’s voice.
Jeff Goldblum as The Apple Brooch
You are familiar with Jeff Goldblum! Jeff Goldblum is he! In Jurassic Park, he portrayed Ian Malcolm. In Independence Day, he portrayed a stuttering man who was correct about everything. In The Fly, he portrayed the Fly. In addition to his recent appearances in Thor: Ragnarok and Search Party, he currently hosts the Disney+ series The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
He will be the voice for the Apple Brooch, the latest must-have electronic device that has everyone on Big Mouth vying for the status that comes with possessing one.
Bros 4 Life consists of Ed Helms, Adam Levine, and Matt Rogers
We could not have a new season of Big Mouth without a huge plot involving Lola Skumpy, and this one is significant. As with all great fictitious paternity puzzles, this one will be solved by a reference to Mamma Mia! Each of the three guys of the “renowned post-9/11 boy band” Bros 4 Life who appear on Lola’s doorstep as potential fathers are members of the “famous post-9/11 boy band” Bros 4 Life.
The Bros are voiced by The Office’s Ed Helms, The Voice’s Adam Levine (who also fronts Maroon 5) and I Love That for You and Fire Island’s Matt Rogers, and boy-band production numbers are abundant.