90s comedy fans have waited nearly 18 years for Mr. Show creators and co-stars Bob Odenkirk and David Cross to reunite. That's finally happening this November. But instead of a Mr. Show reboot or revival, we're getting a whole new series. It may not arrive with a whole lot of episodes. But W/ Bob and David promises to bring this hilarious enterprise into the future with a few twists and turns none of us saw coming!
Today, Netflix released the official trailer, first look images and poster for W/ Bob and David. The new sketch comedy series finally brings the comedic powerhouse of David Cross and Bob Odenkirk back together in what can only be described as a laugh tsunami. The limited series premieres Friday, November 13 only on Netflix. While it isn't much, we are getting four half-hour episodes and an hour-long "making of" special. Could have been more, but hey, we're not going to press our luck!
Created by the Emmy-nominated David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, W/ Bob and David combines taped segments and live in-studio sketches. The comedy is still full of absurdist humor and social commentary, which made Mr. Show a standout hit when it debuted back in 1995 on HBO. The tag-team is introducing a whole stable of new and memorable characters such as Pope Jonah Abromowitz, the world's first elected freelance Pope, Gordie McIntosh the extra Beatle, digital soothsayer Shangy and hit country music duo Banes and Dunfrey among others.
Quite a few familiar faces from Mr. Show will be back alongside the dynamic duo. The cast also includes Paul F. Tompkins, Jill Talley, Jay Johnston, John Ennis, Brian Posehn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Scott Aukerman as well as guest stars Jeffrey Tambor, Keegan-Michael Key, Paget Brewster, Karen Kilgariff and more. W/ Bob and David is executive produced by Odenkirk, Cross, Naomi Odenkirk, Marc Provissiero, Tim Sarkes, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Abso Lutely Productions is providing production services for the Netflix original series.
In the years following Mr. Show with Bob and David, both stars continued to find huge success on the small screen. Bob Odenkirk would go onto create the indelible lawyer Saul Goodman on AMC's hit drama series Breaking Bad. From this, he would get his own spinoff series titled Better Call Saul, which was a critical and commercial success, and returns for all-new episodes in 2016. David Cross would play Tobias Funke on Arrested Development, which is getting new episodes sometime between 2016 and 2017, also on Netflix. He also created the cult hit IFC comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. It, too, is returning in 2016 with all-new episodes. But while we wait for all of that to happen, let's dive into the first full-length trailer for W/ Bob and David, which is only one month away!