Fox Unveils Trailers for “Son of Zorn”, “Making History”, and “The Mick”
Two of the new comedies that were announced at Fox’s Upfronts presentation have Lord and Miller’s hands involved and those just happen to be two very enticing high concept comedies.
One, Son of Zorn, puts an animated He-Man type, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, into the 9-5 grind in the real world with Johnny Pemberton as a son, Cheryl Hines as an ex-wife, Tim Meadows as the ex-wife’s fiance, and Artemis Pebdani as his boss. Here’s the trailer.
The other involves Adam Pally as someone who has a time machine and has abused it. Thus, he enlists an accomplished history professor played by Yassir Lester to fix something he might have screwed up in the American Revolution. Here’s the trailer for Making History.
Both make Fox’s live action comedy line-up have a certain high concept sheen already laid out by Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
To round out the new series, Fox has a show that is basically a Sweet Dee from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia standalone series. See for yourself in the trailer for The Mick starring Sweet Dee herself, Kaitlin Olson.
All in all, Fox has a lot of promise with this trio.
Here’s How Fox’s Live Action-Animated Hybrid “Son of Zorn” Will Look
The premise of a fantasy hero character having to scale down his epic life to a “9-5 grind” sounds fascinating, especially with hybrid aspect of the show.
Above, you can start to see how that’s going to work as Jason Sudeikis will voice Zorn and Johnny Pemberton is shown as a normal human being.
So far, this all works for us.
Jason Sudeikis Plays the Maniacal Genius Thomas Edison on Latest “Great Minds with Dan Harmon”
Dan Harmon makes sure that people in 2016 know how crazy Thomas Alva Edison was with having Jason Sudeikis play him like the jealous bully of an inventor that he was on the latest episode of Great Minds on History channel’s Night Class.
Fox Orders Live Action Animated Hybrid “Son of Zorn” from Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Reed Agnew, and Eli Jorne to Series
Given Fox’s track record with animated series and Lord and Miller along with Wilfred’s Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne, Son of Zorn has a whole lot going for it.
Jason Sudeikis will be the voice of Zorn in a comedy that follows a legendary warrior reconnecting with his family played by Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton, but also having to settle down to the normal 9 to 5 like so many of the rest of us.
Hopefully, this will deliver on how promising it sounds.
Billy Eichner and Jason Sudeikis ‘Bro Out’ Over “Wicked” on “Billy on The Street”
Billy Eichner and Jason Sudeikis turn what it means to be masculine on its head as they strut the streets of NYC, dressed head to toe in a sort of bro uniform, and shouting about how much they love the Broadway hit Wicked.
Comedy Central’s Latest Series Order Goes to “Detroiters” From Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson
This should offer a nice contrast to Another Period.
It’s set in the modern day and it follows two native sons of Detroit, who happen to be in advertising, trying to make their town seem great again as opposed to the turn-of-the-century, ridiculous wealth of Newport, Rhode Island.
Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson both hail from Detroit, as well as SNL and Veep respectively, and they’ll be occasionally running into Jason Sudeikis in their trials and travails as “Detroiters”.
Comedy Central has got 10 episodes of the series lined-up, but a premiere date has yet to be announced.
Mike O’Brien Has Gone from SNL to Making a Whole Sketch Comedy Album “Tasty Radio”
Mike O’Brien may have stepped away from SNL full time, but he’s still making sketches a plenty as he is putting an entire sketch comedy album.
Entitled Tasty Radio, O’Brien gets to get as weird as he wants along with the voices of Scarlett Johansson, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Neil Casey, Bill Hader, Nasim Pedrad, Cecily Strong, Jason Sudeikis, Jorma Taccone, and way more.
Season 4 of “Billy on the Street” Will Have Billy Eichner Running with Bill Hader, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Moore, and More
As it’s season 4, you have to wonder if people will start answering Billy’s questions, subjective as they are, right more often.
Bill Hader, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Sudeikis, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Moore, and Chris Pratt will all be guest stars, and likely pulled along whatever street Eichner happens to be patrolling, on this latest season of Billy on the Street premiering on Oct. 8th at 10:30PM on truTV.
We hope Will Ferrell and Billy get into some sort of shouting match over whatever game or obstacle course they’re doing.
Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and More Join Johnny Pemberton for “Son of Zorn”
It was already exciting hearing about Miller and Lord developing their next high concept comedy at Fox involving an animated “fantasy warrior” dad dealing with home life, especially his son played by Pemberton.
Now, it’s even more exciting to hear that Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Artemis Pedbani have all attached themselves to the project, Son of Zorn.
At this point, we can only hope this gets picked up to series just so we can see what Miller and Lord have cooked up that we’re guessing is somewhere between Clone High and Last Man on Earth.
The Will They/Won’t They Dynamic Gets Taken To The Next Level in “Sleeping With Other People” Trailer
Two ex’s that are addicted to sex try not having sex with each other while reconnecting in IFC Films’ Sleeping With Other People.
Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie push as close to the edges of the “will they/won’t they” paradigm, that exists in all romantic comedies, as they possibly can.
A supporting cast of Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, and Natasha Lyonne seems like thy offer some pretty great comic relief from the thick, thick sexual tension as well.
Watch the trailer here, then look for it in theaters on 9/11.
Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Owen Wilson Get Even More Ridiculous in New “Masterminds” Trailer
Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Owen Wilson are some of the luckiest inept thieves of all time, then hilarious have it out with each other as movie bank thieves do.
Watch the trailer here, then look for Masterminds in theaters on Aug. 19th.
Alexander Payne’s Latest Comedy “Downsizing” Will Star Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Sudeikis, More
After The Descendants and Nebraska, Alexander Payne is delving into slightly more fantastical territory with latest project, “Downsizing”. Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will star in the film centered on a man thinking his life would be better if he shrank himself. Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis round out a fine cast.
Witherspoon probably won’t reprise a sort of Tracy Flick role as that was here character in Payne’s Election, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it was just as memorable.
Jason Sudeikis as Coach Lasso, The Soccer Coach That Doesn’t Understand Soccer, Returns to World of Soccer
In the upcoming coverage of soccer/football by NBC, Jason Sudeikis is reprising his role as Coach Ted Lasso who somehow gets to coach soccer without knowing much beyond the fact that there is flopping involved.
So, there will be plenty of fun ads like this one.
Promos For This Week’s SNL with Will Ferrell
Prepare to get all nostalgic about the SNL you grew up with…