It looks like Funny or Die’s viral hit Drunk History may soon be a full fledged TV series. Comedy Central has request a pilot presentation of a Drunk History Across America.
The pilot is set to be produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s Gary Sanchez Prods. The trio will executive produce with Derek Waters, creator of the Drunk History series of shorts, Jeremy Konner, who directed them, and Owen Burke. Konner will also direct the pilot presentation.
Just like the web series, Drunk History Across America will feature historical reenactments that are based on the way the historical events are described by drunk narrators. The television show will expand on this idea by include some travel elements and interviews with city locals, who will drunkenly narrate local and personal history which. As with the current shorts, all the re-enactments will all be acted out by guest actors.
When considering the amount of talent that guest starred on the web series, which included the likes of Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Don Cheadle, Michael Cera, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jason Ritter and Danny McBride, one can only guess the level of star power they would have on the TV show.
The Drunk History series has already garnered awards, including for Gary Sanchez’s HBO series Funny or Die Presents which won The Jury Prize for Best American Short Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The award-winning short stars Ferrell and Cheadle as Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass. Check out the clip below.