Tuesday, August 18, 2015

IFC Renews 'Documentary Now!' for 2 Additional Seasons

Ahead of its series debut on August 20, IFC has renewed its original comedy series Documentary Now! for two additional seasons. The comedy is created, written by and executive produced by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers.

"This two-season renewal ahead of the show's initial debut is a huge nod to the creative and comedic genius of Fred, Bill and Seth," said Jennifer Caserta, President, IFC. "We're immensely proud of what they've created, and thrilled with the buzz and critical acclaim the show is already receiving."

Documentary Now! parodies some of the world's best-known documentaries. Starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking and honors some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen. Paying homage to everyone from the Maysles to Errol Morris the episodes range in topic from an intimate portrait of socialite mother-daughter feral animal hoarders to a behind-the-scenes look at the world's first documentary, and much more.

Dame Helen Mirren serves as host of the series, lending the gravitas that documentaries of this caliber so rightly deserve. The show also features appearances by Jack Black, John Slattery, Irving Azoff, Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell and Tim Robinson.

Documentary Now! is produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. The series is also co-created and executive produced by Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Andrew Singer. Thomas and Alex Alex Buono serve as the show's directors. John Mulaney is a consulting producer and Erik Kenward is a supervising producer.