Hank Azaria on Future of ‘Brockmire': ‘I Bet We Find Some Other Life for It’

TCA 2020: “I’ve been doing it since I was 15 years old, I’m not going to stop now,” Azaria says of his iconic sportscaster voice

Last Updated: January 17, 2020 @ 1:19 PM

Hank Azaria’s IFC comedy “Brockmire” may be coming to an end with its fourth and final season in March, but the actor isn’t ready to say goodbye to Jim Brockmire’s voice just yet.

“I’ll still do [the voice], believe me. I’ve been doing it since I was 15 years old, I’m not going to stop now,” Azaria told TheWrap Thursday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. “I bet we find some other life for it, whether it’s a podcast or another version of a weird show.”

“Brockmire” is based on the viral video from Funny or Die that featured Azaria as sportscaster Jim Brockmire, who suffers a hilarious public breakdown following his wife’s infidelity. The IFC series picked up Brockmire’s story a decade later as he tries to recapture his former glory.

“I go into the booth for ESPN once a year as Brockmire,” Azaria continued. “I’ll still mess around with it. You know, more like for fun. But I’m open to the idea of finding another life for it, if we can figure it out. I always wanted to do like a foul-mouth four-camera show, like you know, a live audience. ‘Brockmire’ would be hilarious. Imagine this sensibility with this kind of foul language and content but for a live audience, like a sitcom type atmosphere. That might be fun to try someday.”

The series is written and developed by Joel Church-Cooper. This season Azaria, Church-Cooper and Funny Or Die’s Farah and Joe Farrell are executive producers. Mo Marable is also an executive producer and series director.

Season 4 of “Brockmire” premieres March 18 on IFC.

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