July 3, 2022

Will Forte was introduced on Friday (June 17) because the star of Netflix‘s upcoming sequence BODKIN, the primary drama sequence from Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Increased Floor Productions.

In response to the logline, the sequence is “a darkly comedic thriller a couple of motley crew of podcasters who got down to examine the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish city. However as soon as they begin pulling at threads, they uncover a narrative a lot larger and weirder than they may have ever imagined. As our heroes attempt to discern truth from fiction — concerning the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves — the sequence challenges our notion of reality and exposes the tales we inform ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.”

Forte will painting protagonist Gilbert Energy within the sequence, an American podcaster with Irish roots whose attraction and innocence belies one thing far murkier beneath his sunny floor. The solid is rounded out by Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot, and Chris Walley. BODKIN is ready to start manufacturing on location in Eire subsequent week.

Amongst BODKIN’s inventive group are creator Jez Scharf, co-showrunner Alex Metcalf, and lead director Nash Edgerton, who will work with the Obamas’ Increased Floor manufacturing firm and fellow producers wiip. “We’re ecstatic to companion with wiip for this wickedly wry thriller which questions reality, narrative, and the very goal of every,” mentioned Tonia Davis, Increased Floor’s head of movie and tv, in a press release. “This complete inventive group — Jez, Alex, Nash, and the exceptional solid led by Will Forte and Siobhan Cullen — will convey to life one thing very particular and we will’t wait to share it with audiences all over the world.”

Most not too long ago, Forte starred within the Foo Fighters’ horror comedy Studio 666, which premiered on the large display screen only one month earlier than drummer Taylor Hawkins’ tragic and premature dying whereas the band toured Colombia. Earlier than that, Forte anchored Peacock’s MacGruber.

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