Popular inebriated web series "Drunk History" might be making its way to television now that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot presentation to be produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Deadline broke the story earlier today.
The series that started on YouTube and later found a home on Funny Or Die will be made into a rough TV pilot titled "Drunk History Across America." The Gary Sanchez team will executive produce along with "Drunk History" creator Derek Waters, director Jeremy Konner and Funny Or Die producer/writer Owen Burke. Konner will also direct the pilot presentation.
According to a Comedy Central rep, the pilot will feature the same drunken historical reenactments by guest actors as the online series with the addition of "travel elements and interviews with the city’s locals" which will aslo be re-enacted by guest actors.
While many shows go through the pilot presentation process and fail to be picked up, with "Drunk History Across America" having the power of Will Ferrell behind it, there is a good chance this one might make it. Assuming the show would feature different American cities in each episode, what location do you think they'll chose for the pilot presentation?
Check out highlights from the online series featuring Michael Cera, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Ryan Gosling and more below. The last video, "Drunk History Vol. 5" featuring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, was produced for Funny Or Die's HBO series "Funny Or Die Presents" and went on to win The Jury Prize for Best American Short Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
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