Looks like Will Ferrell is heading to the small screen once again, and this time it’s not a guest spot on SNL that we’re talking about. According to Deadline, the actor will produce, co-write and star in a new comedy for Netflix (he’ll probably be cheaper for them than Adam Sandler, that’s for sure) that will center around the Eurovision Song Contest, which is best known for bringing Celine Dion and ABBA to the world at large. It’s also wonderfully silly, and about as fertile a ground for a comedy that you’ll find in the modern world.
The actor will be re-teaming with his Casa di Mi Padre writing partner Andrew Steele for the project, which bodes well, given how massively underrated that film is. No more information on the project is available at this time, but we’re sure to hear more in the coming months.
Ferrell will next appear, alongside his Step Brothers co-star John C. Reilly, in the Sherlock Holmes spoof Holmes and Watson, which hits theaters on December 21.
Still from ‘Semi-Pro’ courtesy of New Line Cinema.