FX announced on Wednesday that it has ordered a new Zach Galifianakis series set to launch in 2016.
The half-hour, single camera comedy, “Baskets,” is co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.
In a press release, FX described the show as being about a man (Galifianakis) in Bakersfield, Calif., who leaves his corporate job to pursue his dream of being a clown. But after trouble with a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can get is as a rodeo clown.
FX has ordered 10 episodes of “Baskets,” which will begin production next year. The show is the first production under FX Productions’ overall deal with Louis C.K. and his production company, Pig Newton.
Galifianakis is a native of Wilkesboro, N.C., and attended N.C. State University. He’s most well known for his stand-up comedy and for his role in “The Hangover.”