Will Forte Wrote a ‘Filthy’ Television Sequel to ‘MacGruber,’ But It Won’t Go to Network TV

IndieWire | 3/4/2019 | Staff
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Hollywood might not be known as the most patient of industries, but sometimes, good things do come to those who wait. Like “MacGruber” fans, who have spent the last decade beating the drum for a sequel to the Jorma Taccone-directed comedy, a cult classic that made less than $10 million when it was released in theaters but has continued to win fans for its ability to turn one “Saturday Night Live” sketch series into an actually viable feature-length film. Bolstered by a wacky charms of star and co-writer Will Forte, “MacGruber” is now poised to get another life, this time in the form of a television series that promises to be just as out-there and adult-oriented as its comically bloody cinematic predecessor.

“The state of ‘MacGruber’ right now is, we’re trying to see if somebody will let us make it as a TV series,” Forte said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “We have a really fun idea. We actually went out and pitched it a couple weeks ago. So, we’re figuring out that situation right now. That’s our hope is to get to make that. That’s always at the top of our list.”

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While a potential “MacGruber” sequel has been bandied about since the feature film version of Forte’s popular “SNL” sketch of the same name was released in 2010, the project has seemingly never been as close to fruition as it is in now. One silver lining to the cancellation of Forte’s Fox four-season Fox series “The Last Man on Earth” is that Forte and co-writer John Solomon, who also worked on the Fox series with Forte, have time to try and make the series actually happen.

“Now we’re all in a place where we could do it, and we got together and thought out some ideas and pitched them out,”...
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