Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks With Showtime For New Comedy Series

Posted by at 4:25 pm on July 6, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen may be returning to late-night TV, delivering politically incorrect, character-driven comedy for the Trump era. Baron Cohen is in talks with Showtime to host a new series. The format will be in the style of Da Ali G Show, Baron Cohen’s breakout series that aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. and HBO in the U.S. in the early aughts. Baron Cohen recently teased the show with a video posted to Twitter, featuring real footage of Donald Trump calling him a “third-rate character” and telling him to “go to school, learn about being funny.”

While there are few details about the new series, it is believed that one or two episodes have already been produced. Baron Cohen has previously said that his Da Ali G Show characters have been retired, suggesting the latest series will feature all new characters.

The latest project is not his only TV show in the works, as Baron Cohen will next lead the Netflix limited series The Spy. Set in the 1960s and also starring Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), the series features Baron Cohen as Israeli spy Eli Cohen.

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