Legendary director Martin Scorsese will direct a TV program for Netflix, the streaming service announced today. The project is an untitled comedy special focusing on the sketch comedy show “SCTV.”
“Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former ‘SCTV’ co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for ‘An Afternoon with SCTV,’ moderated by Jimmy Kimmel,” Netflix said in today’s announcement. “To be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m., the filming will be part of the Netflix special, produced by longtime ‘SCTV’ producer Andrew Alexander of Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.”
The original series, a Canadian production, aired for six seasons from 1976 to 1984. Among the show’s cast members were the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.