Sitcoms lend themselves fairly naturally to movies. After all, all you really have to do is make the plot more complicated to stretch it out to ninety minutes, and you’ve got a movie. Then again, most sitcoms aren’t Workaholics.
For those unfamiliar, after a pretty rocky first season, the show essentially went completely, hilariously insane. It’s about three telemarketers with severe drug addiction problems, their rage-case boss, and the people around them who are somehow even worse as human beings. It’s actually a fairly likeable show, not least because the show knows its main characters are shmucks and treats them accordingly.
And now apparently they’re going to be hopping to the big screen. Courtesy of no less than megaproducer Scott Rudin, to boot:
No details have been given but Kyle Newacheck, who created the show with Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, Connor Pritchard and Dominic Russo, would direct the movie. (Newacheck is also the series’ lead helmer.) Anderson, DeVine and Holm will write and star in the comedy. The project is in the early stages of development.
Yes, a man who managed to pull an EGOT will be producing a Workaholics movie. This isn’t the first cable comedy series Rudin has brought to theaters; he was also the guy willing to back Trey Parker and Matt Stone when they decided to make South Park into a musical about censorship. So this will likely capture what made the show great, especially if they let it be the hard-R comedy it wants to be. That said, we’re still waiting for Community to get on the big screen, if for no other reason than to see how many running gags Dan Harmon can cram into ninety minutes. C’mon Scott, make it happen.