Expect more weird dairy jokes on the IFC comedy, especially considering “Milk” director Gus Van Sant’s return guest appearance
IFC’s “Portlandia” — and its eccentric characters — will back on Feb. 27 for the 10-episode fourth season of the Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series.
Joining co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in “Portlandia” this time around will be Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”), Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man”), singer-songwriter k.d. lang, Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), Nick Swardson (“Reno 911!)” and plenty more.
Paul Allen and members of the Portland Trail Blazers will also visit the beloved but oddball world this season.
Returning guests from previous seasons include Ed Begley Jr. (“Arrested Development”), Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Jeff Goldblum (“The League”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Franklin & Bash”), Jason Sudeikis (“We’re The Millers”) and director Gus Van Sant (“Milk”), among others.
Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC, said: “Whether there is no shortage of celebrities who want to visit Portland, or ‘Portlandia’ has an endless number of friends, it’s good news for IFC viewers and we’re once again blown away by the creativity and talent this show brings to our air every season.”
Shot entirely on location in Portland, “Portlandia” is co-created and co-written by Armisen, Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the series director. “Portlandia” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
IFC had said in June that “Portlandia” would be back for a fourth and fifth season beginning in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Watch the announcement from Fred and Carrie themselves: