Video streaming giant Netflix has today announced that Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Martin Scorsese, will be directing an untitled original comedy for Netflix, that will explore the enduring legacy of Emmy-winning Canadian television sketch comedy show Second City Television (SCTV).
The Canadian classic SCTV, which aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984, quickly became one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies. The series’ stars include some of the most beloved and celebrated names in laughter, including the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.
According to Netflix in an email to iPhone in Canada, Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for “An Afternoon with SCTV”, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.
“To be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m., the filming will be part of the Netflix special, produced by longtime SCTV Producer Andrew Alexander of Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.”
The title and expected release date for Scorsese’s upcoming comedy have not yet been shared by Netflix.