Yahoo and Paramount renewed the web series for two more season on Thursday
Yahoo and Paramount are bringing back Ken Marino’s satirical web series “Burning Love” for two more seasons, the companies announced on Thursday.
In the first season, Marino spoofed “The Bachelor,” starring as a thick-headed, single man choosing between demented beauties played by the likes of Malin Akerman and Kristen Bell.
Marino and Erica Oyama, his wife and writing partner, have already written scripts for the next two seasons, which Marino will direct in 18 days once they finished casting.
The second season will parody “The Bachelorette,” starring June Diane Raphael as a woman searching for the perfect man. The third will parody “Bachelor Pad,” bringing back rejects from season one and two.
“We had such a good time doing the first season,” Marino told TheWrap. “In the back of our heads we knew what the trilogy was.”
The biggest question for those who watched the first season is which comedic heavyweights will make a cameo.
Produced by Abominable Pictures and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Digital, the first season of the show featured Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Akerman, Bell, Michael Ian Black and many others.
Marino was hesitant to reveal much about the casting at this point, though he did say that “Children’s Hospital” co-stars Rob Corddry and Rob Huebel would make an appearance.
“The show’s not [costly]; that’s the biggest obstacle — getting so many fun talented people to agree to work for nothing,” Marino said.
Like more and more actors, particularly comedians, Marino must now balance web series with TV and film projects. He recently wrapped "Milo," a film being produced by Mark and Jay Duplass. After he finishes "Burning Love," he will move onto the next season of "Children's Hospital" while also pitching new TV shows with Oyama.
"The script's about 250 pages," Marino said of the upcoming seasons. "We're basically shooting two movies in 18 days. But we'll have a lot of people who are strong improvisers who will play and riff off the script."
For those who missed the first season, here's the first episode: