The “Mr. Show” co-creator will write, direct and star in the live-action comedy “Regal Productions”
It isn't very often that pilot news makes us stand up from our desk and break into an impromptu running-man dance. But Deadline's report that Adult Swim has ordered "Regal Productions," a pilot created by, directed by and starring Bob Odenkirk, has inspired us to do just that.
Odenkirk is, of course, one half of the team behind "Mr. Show with Bob and David," the influential sketch series that ran for four seasons on HBO in the 1990s. While he's had a hand in quite a few TV shows since "Mr. Show" left the air — including the animated comedy "Tom Goes to the Mayor" and "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job," both of which were created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim for Adult Swim — "Regal Productions" could mark the "Breaking Bad" regular's return as a series creator.
And what a series it could be, if Adult Swim bites further. The titular business, located in a strip mall in North Hollywood, is a video production house that makes infomercials, ads and other low-stakes projects, which should create a lot of room for the strange and goofy parody Odenkirk has thrived on since his early days as a writer for "Saturday Night Live," "The Ben Stiller Show" and "Get a Life."
We're going to get back to doing the running man now. This clip from "Mr. Show" should make you do the same.