Fred Armisen is switching tongues…
HBO has given the green light to Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen, a half-hour Spanish-language comedy pilot from the 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor/comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Más Mejor.
Co-written by Armisen, Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres, the comedy, set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup.
Armisen, Febrega and Torres also have series regular roles. Fernando Frias is set to direct the Spanish-language pilot. Additional casting is underway, primarily out of Mexico.
Armisen and Michaels executive produce with Andrew Singer. Fabrega Torres co-executive produces with Alice Mathias. Broadway Video produces in association with Más Mejor, its Latino-focused comedy studio and network it launched with NBCUniversal Telemundo.
Armisen currently stars in and produces Portlandia, which will wrap its eighth and final season in 2018 on IFC. He also stars with fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph in a still untitled single-camera comedy, which received a straight-to-series order at Amazon.