By Sahil Patel
The half-hour project, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles, is described as a talk show hosted by a giant blue space monster who has invaded a Japanese morning talk show and is holding the entire staff hostage as he attempts to understand what it means to be human by interviewing celebrities, musicians, and other pop-culture icons.
TJ Miller, of another HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” voiced Gorburger in the online version of the series, which is available on Warner Music’s The Live Room YouTube channel. Miller will return for the pilot, joined by special guests such as Ed Helms, Johnny Knoxville, and Moby.
The “The Gorburger Show” pilot is co-written by Josh Martin, Ryan McNeely, and Miller, and directed by Martin and McNeely. Executive producers include the aforementioned trio as well as 3 Arts Entertainment’s Dave Becky, Funny or Die’s Sean Boyle and Mike Farah, and The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone through their Fox-backed comedy venture Party Over Here.
The “Gorburger” pilot order comes a month after HBO picked up another successful comedy series from the web, “High Maintenance,” which it has greenlit for a full third season.