Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 3:50PM EDT
Kenan Thompson could exit SNL with an NBC single-dad comedy
Thompson and Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels are re-teaming on Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy in which the longtime SNL cast member will play a father who has to serve as both mom and dad to his kids after their mother dies -- with his father-in-law "hovering over him." Deadline reports Saving Larry is "one of the biggest deals for a comedy project so far this season" at NBC, and that Thompson "would likely leave (SNL) — at least as a full-time cast member — should Saving Larry goes to series as the two would difficult to juggle." Michaels will serve as executive producer of Saving Larry, with Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke writing the potential series. Thompson is entering a record-setting 16th season on SNL. This isn't the first time Thompson and Michaels were attached to an NBC family sitcom project. In 2012, Michaels developed a Thompson multi-generational family comedy from recent SNL head writer Bryan Tucker. That project only had a script commitment.
If Netflix renews Maniac for Season 2, Cary Fukunaga won't return as director
Source: Business Insider
Fukunaga, who yesterday was named the first American director of a James Bond film, wants to make it clear he is one and done on Maniac, which dropped on Netflix this morning. "For me, I like to do one and move onto something else," he tells Business Insider. "I'd be very happy if another season were to happen, but I think they were just thinking about this as a limited season and if there's an appetite for another one then I think (show creator) Patrick (Somerville) would be happy to take it up and do it again. But not with me." Fukunaga also only worked on one season of HBO's True Detective.
Michaela Watkins joins Search Party for Season 3
The Casual star will play a lawyer in six episodes of the TBS comedy as a tightly-wound federal prosecutor intent on putting Alia Shawkat and Josh Reynolds' characters behind bars.
- Kenan Thompson could exit SNL with an NBC single-dad comedy