Fred Armisen

HBO orders Spanish-language comedy starring Fred Armisen

HBO has ordered Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys (WT), with Fred Armisen (Portlandia) writing, producing and starring the series. Los Espookys (fka Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen) is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business. […]

HBO greenlights Spanish-language comedy

HBO has given the green light to a Spanish-language comedy pilot named Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen. The half-hour series is created by Portlandia star and producer Fred Armisen (pictured left), Broadway Video and Más Mejor. The comedy follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup in present day Mexico. […]

Portlandia to end after eighth season

IFC’s US hipster comedy Portlandia will return for its eight and final season in 2018. The long running sketch series, which began in 2011, satirises modern culture in Portland, Oregon, through a group of eccentric misfits including feminist bookstore owners Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen), and bohemian couple Peter (Armisen) and Nance (Brownstein). US cable […]