Cara Howe for Netflix
Academy Award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese will direct an untitled Netflix original comedy special, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The special will explore the enduring legacy of the Emmy-winning sketch comedy show SCTV. This project will expand Scorsese’s relationship with Netflix, who is financing, producing, and distributing his mob film The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
The Canadian classic SCTV aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984, quickly establishing itself as one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies. The series’ stars include some of the most beloved and celebrated names in laughter, include the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for An Afternoon with SCTV, moderated by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The special will be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13. The filming will be part of the Netflix special, produced by longtime SCTV producer Andrew Alexander of Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern