Christopher Guest Reassembles the ‘Spinal Tap’ Crew for HBO Comedy Series

Sep 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Christopher Guest has been gathering the regulars from his acclaimed series of mockumentaries, with familiar faces including Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. on board for his upcoming HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The documentary-style project, “Family Tree,” stars “Bridesmaids’” Chris O’Dowd. Also on board, in a guest role, is Don Lake, another veteran of Guest’s features.

Begley, Willard and McKean have all appeared in Guest’s movies “This Is Spinal Tap,” “For Your Consideration,” “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind.” Lake has also been in most of them — all but “Spinal Tap.”

“HBO picked up ‘Family Tree’ straight to series in August, ordering eight episodes of the single-camera half-hour effort, which will air simultaneously on the BBC2 in the U.K.,” THR reports.


  1. While Guest appeared in “This Is Spinal Tap”, it was directed by Rob Reiner.

  2. Bravo!
    As a long-time fan, I’ve been anxiously waiting for Mr. Guest’s next effort for some time.
    Happy to learn the wait is almost over.

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