FX is investing in Zach Galifianakis.
The cable network has ordered 10-episodes of the actor’s single-camera comedy series Baskets. The show revolves around the idea of a man’s obsession with becoming a professional clown.
Galifianakis co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Louis C.K. and Emmy-nominated writer/director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), who will serve as Baskets‘ showrunner and also directed the pilot.
The series is described as follows:
“In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, Calif. dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.”
The series will film in 2015 with an eye to debut in 2016.
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