Rick Moranis joins former SCTV castmates for Netflix special
We’re in the middle of a veritable Moranaissance after this week’s episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs saw the mostly retired comedy legend Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors) reprising his Dark Helmet role from 1987’s Spaceballs. Now Netflix has announced that the normally reclusive Moranis is confirmed to join his fellow former sketch comedy castmates in Martin Scorsese’s SCTV special, which is set for 2019!
Academy Award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter Scorsese (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street) will direct the untitled Netflix original comedy special exploring the enduring legacy of Emmy-winning sketch comedy show SCTV.
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former co-stars Rick Moranis, 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. This special will be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3 pm. The filming will be part of the Netflix special, which is produced by longtime SCTV producer Andrew Alexander of Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions, and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.
CTV also joined the special as a broadcast partner in Canada. Netflix will premiere the title globally in all territories, with the exception of Canada, where it will premiere exclusively on CTV. Following CTV’s airing, the SCTV comedy special will be available exclusively on Netflix in Canada and worldwide.
SCTV (Second City Television) was a Canadian classic sketch comedy show that aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984. It was created as an offshoot of Toronto’s Second City troupe and it 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.
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