Jim Carrey to star in Kidding
It seems like Jim Carrey is making an obvious return. And is starring in a brand new Showtime drama series named Kidding. It already premiered this week, and marks Jim Carrey’s revival on television screens after a long long time.
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Jim Carrey Returns To Screens With ‘Kidding’
Kidding is directed by Michael Gondry. And it’s not the first time that he is working with Jim Carrey on a project. Previously, the two collaborated for the very popular film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The time, Jim Carrey came back to the television screens as a children’s television presenter Mr. Pickles who goes by the real name of Jeff Piccirillo.
Kidding is based on a total of 8 episodes. And out of them, the first two are already streaming on the Showtime website. The show airs on television every Sunday night on the channel. Apart from the US, Sky Atlantic has purchased the rights for the television series in the UK. And although they have not released an official date for the release of the series there, it is expected to come out somewhere around November this year.
The Plot Of ‘Kidding’
After returning to television series after almost two whole decades, Jim Carrey plays an icon of children’s television. He is a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when his character Jeff sees the family of his beloved personality collapse, he realizes that this is no fairy tale. And there would be no puppet to lead him out of this crisis but he had to deal with it. Consequently, Kidding is all about the kind Jim Carrey in the cruel world as he faces slow leaks of sanity. And this series would be heartbreaking and hilarious at the same time.
Apart from Carrey, many of our favorite celebrities from different shows are joining the star cast of Kidding. Among them would be Catherine Keener, Frank Langella, Judy Greer and Cole Allen who would be playing a double role as the identical twins in Kidding. Justin Kirk, Ginger Gonzaga, and Bernard White are also joining Kidding as cast members.
While talking about the series, Gondry said that Jim Carrey is like a volcano of craziness. But despite whatever the surface, he is a lot calmer from inside. But when he works with Carrey, he pulls the inside out. And makes him quieter on the outside and much intense inside.
Jim Carrey fans are thrilled to know that the actor is finally coming back to screens. Something that nobody was expecting!