FX has officially ordered the series “Baskets” from comedians Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. The series will star Galifianakis.
The pilot episode was written by Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Krisel who will also serve as showrunner on the series. The show is described as follows:
So what is Baskets? Well, 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’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.
Eric Schrier, the President of Original Programing for FX Networks and FX Productions, said,
“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show. 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.”
“Baskets” has been ordered for 10 episodes for the first season. production will begin early next year and it is planned to premiere sometime in 2016.