Jim Carrey and director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) have teamed up once again, this time for Kidding – a new series on Showtime that follows a children’s TV host as his life begins to fall apart.
Carrey takes the lead roll as Jeff, or Mr. Pickles, “an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds, who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire.”
Sadly for Jeff, when his “family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.”
Speaking about the upcoming series, Showtime president/CEO David Nevins said: “No one inhabits a character like Jim Carrey, and this role – which is like watching Humpty Dumpty after the fall – is going to leave television audiences wondering how they went so long without him. With his Eternal Sunshine partner Michel Gondry on board to direct, we are on our way to a magnetic, volcanic and emotional viewing experience.”
Co-stars include Catherine Keener, Frank Langella, and Judy Greer.
Kidding will debut on Showtime on 9 September 2018.