HOLLYWOOD-INSPIRED EPISODE, "MR. RUNNER UP," FOR DOCUMENTARY NOW! SEASON 2
Series Returns This Fall with Seven All-New Documentary-Inspired Episodes
NEW YORK, NY - May 16, 2016 - At IFC's Documentary Now! For Your Consideration Event on Friday, series' creators Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers revealed the plot and inspiration behind another episode, "Mr. Runner Up," from the series' upcoming second season.
"Mr. Runner Up" is inspired by The Kid Stays in the Picture, the 2002 documentary that traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. The episode will follow a similar aging producer in the cutthroat movie business (Hader) giving an account of his rocky Tinseltown career and his elusive quest for Hollywood's top prize. A two-part episode, "Mr. Runner Up" joins the three previously announced titles, "The Bunker," "Globesmen," and "Juan Likes Rice and Chicken." The two remaining episode names and inspirations will be announced at a later date.
Debuting last summer to rave reviews from critics, Documentary Now! quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful comedic take on the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, delightfully hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, starred Armisen and Hader as they took us back in time to lovingly pay homage to a specific documentary and share a captivating (if completely untrue) story inspired by these timeless films. Guest stars last year included Jack Black, Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Tim Robinson and John Slattery.
Documentary Now! is created and executive produced by Armisen, Hader, Meyers, and SNL's Rhys Thomas, who serves as the show's director alongside Alex Buono. Produced by Broadway Video, the show is also executive produced by Buono, Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video's Andrew Singer. John Mulaney (Mulaney, SNL) serves as co-executive producer and Erik Kenward (SNL) is consulting producer.
Catch up on the entire first season of Documentary Now!, available now on Netflix and iTunes. Season 2 premieres with seven new episodes this fall on IFC.
For updates on Documentary Now!, please check out:
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series like Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On Slightly Off.