Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Audience Network Orders 10 Episodes of Comedy 'Loudermilk' from Peter Farrelly

AT&T's Audience Network has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to original comedy series Loudermilk created by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber) and Bobby Mort (The Colbert Report). Production will begin in October in Vancouver for a 2017 debut.

Loudermilk tells a fictionalized story of a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about everything. He is unapologetically uncensored - and has managed to piss off everyone in his life. To Loudermilk, a stranger is just an enemy he hasn't met yet. In his day-to-day life, the only thing he has under control is his drinking.

Farrelly and Mort will serve as showrunners for the first season. They will executive produce with Mark Burg and David Guillod. Primary Wave Entertainment will produce.

"When Peter Farrelly brought this project to us, we knew his unique and edgy writing style he portrays in his films was a perfect fit for our demographic. We can't wait to see how it translate to television on our network," said Christopher Long, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Production, AT&T. "We are always looking to attract writers who have distinctive voices. To have the opportunity to work with a dream comedic team like Farrelly and Mort is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we're thrilled to be a part of."