Jim Carrey is coming to Stan with his new comedy series Kidding

Matt Sayer 15 September 2017 NEWS


The seminal funny man is heading for a meltdown Down Under.

The new Showtime comedy series Kidding has today been picked up for a ten-episode first season, and the show will be making its way Down Under thanks to streaming service Stan.

Kidding stars Jim Carrey as Jeff, also known as Mr. Pickles, a children's TV entertainer seemingly living on cloud nine. But when his family enters crisis mode, Jeff's jubilant façade begins to crack, and so begins his slow descent into madness.

Carrey is executive producing the series along with Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), while Dave Holstein (Raising Hope, Weeds) will serve as the showrunner.

"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," said David Nevins, CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.

Kidding is slated to stream exclusively on Stan in 2018.

In other streaming news, the South Australian government is teaming up with Netflix to produce an Aussie political thriller, and Stan recently snapped up the second season of I'm Dying Up Here.

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