Way back in September, Dan posted a trade news blurb on some upcoming Zach Galifianakis projects. One was some flick called The Hangover. Haven’t heard of it. The other was a new HBO show, “Bored to Death.” Since then, I haven’t seen bubkis about it in the trades, but HBO has now released a little teaser clip for the upcoming comedy. It stars Jason Schwartzman as a New York writer of detective novels, who is so bored with his life that he starts moonlighting as a private detective. Galifianakis plays a comic book writer, and Schwartzman’s buddy.
Dustin digs the clip (quote: “it looks pretty good”). I’m less enthused (looks like it may have too much forced-quirk), and I don’t particularly love the underlying premise. But I do love me some Zach, and this clip shows that there are some other good people involved, including Parker Posey, Kristin Wig and, best of all, Ted Danson. Between his turns on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Damages,” Danson’s one of my favorite TV actors at the moment, so between him and Zach, I’ll definitely be checking the show out when it drops this September.