Just hours before its linear series debut, IFC has renewed its original comedy series Brockmire starring Hank Azaria for a second season. The new season will consist of 8 episodes and debut in 2018.
The comedy follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered a notorious public breakdown after stumbling upon his wife's infidelity - a breakdown so bad in fact that "Brutal Brockmire" becomes a viral Internet meme. The series picks up a decade later as Brockmire looks to reclaim his career, reputation and love life.
Amanda Peet and Tyrel Jackson Williams also star.
The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper and directed by Tim Kirkby. They executive produce with Azaria, Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Anna Wenger. Funny or Die produces.
"We love everything about Brockmire - from the writing, to the cast, to all the sports puns we get to use," said Jennifer Caserta, President, IFC. "The show has already gotten an amazing reception from fans and critics alike, and we are thrilled to be 'keeping it Brockmire' with our partners at Funny or Die and Hank Azaria for another season on IFC."
Added Azaria, "This show is the most fun I've ever had. Well, the most fun I've ever had while working, anyway. It is truly my favorite thing I've ever done. Well, while being filmed, that is. Thanks to IFC for letting us do whatever we wanted to. Well, mostly."