Louis C.K. will have double the work at FX…
The network has given a 10-episode order to Baskets, a comedy pilot co-created by the 46-year-old Mexican American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer, Zach Galifianakis, Jonathan Krisel.
In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California (Galifianakis) 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.
“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said FX’s Eric Schrier. “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.”
Galifianakis penned the pilot episode along with Louis C.K., who picked up a second writing Emmy on Monday for writing his own FX series Louie, and Krisel, who directed the pilot and serves as showrunner.
Production will begin next year for a 2016 launch.