Will Ferrell

Amazon greenlights Will Ferrell/Adam McKay docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit an untitled docuseries from Adam McKay (The Big Short), Will Ferrell (pictured) and Adam Davidson (co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money). The new documentary will be hosted by comedian Kal Penn and give viewers an insight into the global economy and its comedic eccentricities. Penn, the former White House associate director […]

CBS All Access picks up Will Ferrell comedy

CBS All Access, the Eye network’s SVOD platform, is adding three new scripted shows to its portfolio, including its first original comedy, produced by Will Ferrell. The platform has handed straight-to-series orders for the comedy No Activity and dramas Strange Angel and $1. No Activity, which will premier on All Access before the end of […]

AMC buys into Funny or Die

AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in comedy online VOD site Funny or Die. AMC has long history of collaborating with Funny or Die through its US cable channel IFC on series such as the forthcoming Brockmire and 2014 miniseries Spoils of Bablyon, and has now taken a seat on the platform’s board. The […]

HBO, McKay plot media mogul family drama

HBO has ordered a pair of pilots, including a drama about a 21st century global media powerbroker family from director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. The other pilot is about a Somali community in Minnesota, and has The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow attached as executive producer. The pilots orders of Succession and Mogadishu, Minnesota […]

Broadcasters buy A Deadly Adoption

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 and France’s TF1 are among the buyers of  A Deadly Adoption, the Will Ferrell and Kristen Wigg spoof TV movie. Ferrell stars in and produced the TV movie, which will go out on Channel 5 next month. In the US it bowed on Lifetime last Saturday, winning 2.1 viewers for […]