Jon Benjamin developing new series with IFC
Jon Benjamin, the voice behind Archer and Bob’s Burgers and star of Jon Benjamin Has a Van and the “Wet Hot American Summer” follow-up, is developing a new series with IFC. The scripted comedy series is called Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights created and it was written by Jon Benjamin himself with Leo Allen (Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Nathan for You, Review).
The comedy network has commissioned a pilot presentation, which shoots this week in New York City. The presentation is produced by PFFR and executive produced by Alyson Levy, John Lee, and Vernon Chatman, in addition to Benjamin and Allen.
“I always wanted to make a show that my kid could watch and I’m thrilled that IFC has given me this opportunity,” said Jon Benjamin.
“IFC is excited to dive into deadpan erotic humor, a new and untapped genre of scripted comedy for us,” said Christine Lubrano, IFC’s SVP of original programming. “As a send up of Red Shoe Diaries, these steamy and seductive tales represent a hilarious departure from familiar erotica. As our narrator and guide, Jon Benjamin’s irreverent and revealing journey will leave viewers gasping for more.”
Jon Benjamin stars in and narrates this comedic and wild anthology series of 100 very personal, lurid tales of secret passion, burning desire and ruthless betrayal. Benjamin’s narrator is overcome with confessions of love, lust, romance and sex, from the local waitress to a church nun, to a lover who’s revealed to be a robot. The narrator exists solely to “bare” witness to all the passion in the world around us, while never benefitting from it himself.