'Seinfeld' Online Spinoff AP
One of the "Seinfeld" gang is returning in an online spinoff of sorts, the Associated Press reports.
According to the story, "More than a decade after 'Seinfeld' ended, one of the TV series' most beloved characters has been reborn online. Jackie Chiles, the fast-talking attorney whose civil lawsuits were dependably foiled by Kramer, is starring in his own series on the comedy video website Funny or Die."
Chiles is played by Phil Morris, 41, who said he's always loved the character.
The AP article says,"In the Funny Or Die clips, Jackie has moved his practice to Los Angeles. He announces his return: 'Did you miss me? I knew that you did. But I'm back and I'm badder and madder than ever.' As for what he's been doing the last 12 years, Jackie only says 'none of your business.' But he does add another factoid from his past, claiming that Barack Obama was his paralegal before he went into politics and became president.
Though none of the writing team from "Seinfeld" will be involved in the Web spinoff, Morris did have to get permission from the show's co-creators, Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, to do the spinoff with the Jackie Chiles character. According to the article, Jerry Seinfield said of the new project, "We always enjoyed Phil's ability to bring that character to life. Glad that it's living on."
The spinoff will be written by Morris "along with actor-writer Whit Hertford," the article said.
Phil Morris as Jackie Chiles: