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Amazon Greenlights Docuseries from Adam McKay & Will Ferrell


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Amazon has greenlit an untitled docuseries from Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Adam Davidson that will be hosted by Kal Penn (Designated Survivor, Harold & Kumar, How I Met Your Mother).

The doc series, exclusively for Prime Video, will provide insight into the global economy and its comedic eccentricities, all through a sardonic lens unique to McKay. Penn, former White House associate director of public engagement, will take viewers around the world to meet the geniuses, madmen and hucksters who make the decisions, and investments, that change our lives.

“Adam McKay is well known for finding the humor and absurdity in mind-blowing true stories, and we’re excited to bring that to Prime members with this series,” said Heather Schuster, head of unscripted for Amazon Originals. “As with all of our unscripted series, we are committed to providing our customers with unprecedented access—this time to the fascinating, and often elusive back rooms of global wealth and industry.”

“Adam Davidson is one of the more brilliant and funny minds out there,” said McKay. “After collaborating with him on The Big Short I jumped at the chance to continue trying to make economics and finance accessible to a wide audience.”

“Look, I’m terrible at math and really good at sophomoric humor (that means dick jokes, kids!), so the idea that we can explore economics around the world by visiting places like a dildo factory in California piqued my interest,” said Penn. “To have an opportunity to explore the world while we combine the serious with the bizarre with Adam and Will is super exciting.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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