At the top of the year, FX ordered a pilot for a new Zach Galifianakis TV show that was to be produced by Louis C.K. Now, that pilot has a 10-episode series order.
FX ordered Baskets which was co-created by Galifianakis, C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia). It’s set to make its debut sometime in 2016 and stars Galifianakis as the title character, Chip Baskets, who has dreams of being a clown.
“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’ pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.”
That completely makes sense as something that would come from the mind of both Louis C.K. and Galifianakis. Baskets is the first show to be prodcued by C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton which inked a development deal with FX last December. Hopefully it will be the first of many.
Who is ready to see Zach Galifianakis as a clown?