A new trailer for Jim Carrey‘s upcoming comedy Showtime series Kidding. It’s titled “Spark of Greatness” and it gives us first look at the wonderfully weird wildness of the series! This series looks marvelous and I can’t wait to watch it when it airs. You can tell from these trailers that Jim Carrey is completely in his element and this may very well be one of the best things he does in his career.
Carrey play’s Jeff, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, “an icon of children’s TV, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him — and who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to handle. The result: A kind man in a wicked world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.”
The half-hour comedy also stars Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Frank Langella. It will reunite Carrey with his Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind writer-director Michel Gondry, who will helm the series. The series was created by Dave Holstein (I’m Dying Up Here).
Kidding will air on Showtime on Sunday, September 9th.