Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun, French actor Liliane Rovère and others have joined the solid for Season 53 of “Documentary Now!,” IFC introduced Friday. The channel additionally launched a primary look teaser in addition to last particulars for 2 new episodes to spherical out the season.
Identified for paying homage to the world of documentaries, “Documentary Now!” Season 53 will debut with on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. on IFC and on AMC+ the identical day. New episodes will debut weekly on Wednesdays.
The 2-part season premiere episode “Soldier of Phantasm,” written by John Mulaney and starring Skarsgård, Braun and August Diehl, was impressed by the Werner Herzog-focused documentary “Burden of Goals.” Set within the early Eighties, the episode follows a visionary German filmmaker (Skarsgård) as he tries to will his magnum opus into existence whereas working within the distant, punishing circumstances of the Russian Ular mountains. Kevin Bishop, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Matthias Rimpler, and Fred Armisen will even star, with “Documentary Now!” ensemble alumni Deb Hiett returning as narrator.
“Trouver Frisson,” which pays tribute to the movies of Agnes Varda, stars Rovère and Ronald Guttman. Impressed by Varda’s “Gleaners and I” and “Seashores of Agnes,” the episode options Rovère as a celebrated French filmmaker named Ida Leos as she searches for why she not experiences “frisson” – the goosebumps which have all the time been her information. Written by collection producers Matt Pacult and Tamsin Rawady and co-directed by Micah Gardner, the episode additionally stars “Documentary Now!” alumni Gary Kraus.
The 2 newly introduced installments be a part of beforehand introduced episodes “Two Hairdressers in Bagglyport,” “How They Threw Rocks” and “My Monkey Grifter.” The upcoming season of the acclaimed comedy — co-created by Armisen, Invoice Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas — is government produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
Watch the complete teaser trailer beneath.
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