A new comedy series co-created by Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel has received an order from FX. Variety reports that the cable channel ordered 10 episodes of “Baskets,” which will star Galifianakis.
The series tracks a man who bails out on the corporate world to become a clown. Production is set to start next year, with the program to begin airing in 2016.
“The pilot episode of ‘Baskets’ was co-written by Galifianakis, C.K., and Krisel, who also directed the pilot. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also exec producers,” Variety reports.
Said FX executive Eric Schrier: “Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show. To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him.”
Variety adds: “’Baskets’ is the first production under FX Productions’ overall deal with C.K. and his production company Pig Newton. On Monday, C.K. received the Emmy Award for comedy writing for his eponymous FX comedy. A week prior, Galifianakis was part of the team that received an Emmy Award in the short-format live-action entertainment category at the Creative Arts ceremony for his interview with President Obama for his web series ‘Between Two Ferns.’ Krisel is an Emmy-nominated writer and director for ‘Portlandia.’”