CBS All Access: Will Ferrell-Produced Comedy Leads Expanded Original Programming Slate
CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video-on-demand and live-streaming service, has announced three new additions to its original programming slate, which already includes the Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. The three new series—Strange Angel, No Activity and $1—span various genres and boast names like Will Ferrell and Ridley Scott among their creative teams.
“The addition of Strange Angel, our first series based on a compelling and true story, No Activity, our first comedy series, and $1, an innovative thriller, builds on the tremendous momentum CBS All Access has generated in its first season of original programming with The Good Fight and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and COO for CBS Interactive, when he announced the shows Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
The 'Private Practice' alum will be a series regular on the CBS All Access drama.
CBS All Access provided descriptions for its newly announced series:
- Strange Angel - A drama series created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and based on George Pendle's book of the same name. The show follows the life of Jack Parsons, a brilliant and mysterious man in 1940s Los Angeles who by day helps birth the American rocketry industry, and by night is a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley and engages in "sex magick" rituals. Sounds unique, to be sure! Ridley Scott is among the producers.
- No Activity - Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny Or Die are behind CBS All Access' first original comedy, which is based on an Australian series. A show description says that it will "celebrate the mundane" while set against the world of a major drug cartel bust.
- $1 - This mystery/thriller set in the Rust Belt town in post-recession America follows a one-dollar bill as it changes hands to connect a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple-murder.
No word yet on casting or premiere dates for the series.