The FX network has officially announced the order of a new comedy series pilot. The upcoming series, which is currently in development, will star The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis.
However, his contribution won’t just be in front of the camera. Galifianakis and Louis C.K. will serve as the show’s creators and co-writers. The two will also act as the show’s executive producers along with Dave Becky, Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz.
This particular pilot will be the first series production to be released under FX Production’s new merger with the Pig Newton production company, which is owned and operated by C.K.
According to USA Today, FX inked the deal with C.K. back in September of 2013 to develop and produce new shows. The series is one of twelve FX Production comedy pilots currently being developed.
The details of the upcoming, untitled show are still quite sparse. No further details have been released, and the plot of the show has not been revealed.
Galifianakis is best known for his role as Alan Garner in the three installments of The Hangover film series. The 44-year-old actor also has a video series titled, Between Two Ferns. The series, which appears on the comical website Funny or Die, chronicles Galifianakis interviewing notable celebrities while literally sitting between two potted ferns.
The series has been lauded because of Galifianakis’ comedic, yet bizarre interview style. On Between Two Ferns, Galifianakis’ bizarre personality and straight-faced quips are what make the interviews so comical. His long list of interviewed celebrities is endless.
Celebrities that have appeared on the show include Jimmy Kimmel,Michael Cera, Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman,Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper, Carrot Top, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Andy Dick, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Tila Tequila, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Samuel L Jackson with Tobey Maguire and Arcade Fire, and Justin Bieber.
Other credits on Galifianakis’ filmography include HBO’s Bored to Death, Kroll Show and Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
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