Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Jonathan Krisel are the creative minds behind the half-hour comedy series Baskets which has just been given a 10 episode order at FX. The single camera series will star Galifianakis, who is co-writing the series with Louis C.K. and Krisel, and will air in 2016. Krisel directed the pilot and serves as the showrunner.
“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said Eric Schrier, FX’s President of Original Programming. “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.”
The Baskets Plot:
In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.
-By Rebecca Murray
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