“Bored .to Death” is a comedy series set to debut on HBO in September, and the first trailer has set my hopes impossibly high. It’s written by the excellent Jonathan Ames and stars Jason Schwartzman as a Brooklyn writer and Zach Galifianakis as his comic book-writing best friend. From a BuzzSugar post last year:
The show centers on Schwartzman’s character, Jonathan, a 30-something struggling writer living (and drinking heavily) in Brooklyn.
Whoa, it’s like looking in a mirror. A mirror made of words.
After he breaks up with his girlfriend, he decides to refashion himself as a private detective in the vein of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett heroes. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan “takes out an ad pretending to be a private detective and starts taking cases — solving some and making others worse.”
The trailer also includes Ted Danson, Kristen Wiig, and Parker Posey, plus “Daily Show” expert/author/”PC guy” John Hodgman gets punched in one episode, so there’s no way I could possibly be more excited for this. Unless Schwartzman cut that stupid f-ckin’ hair.