Director Peter Farrelly is Developing a Comedy Series About Suicide Called THE NOW
Green Book and Dumb and Dumber director Peter Farrelly is developing a new comedy series for the upcoming streaming service Quibi that will center around suicide. Because… suicide is funny? Suicide is definitely an odd subject matter for a comedy, but the series will involve an uplifting story and message.
The show will be called The Now and the story “centers around a guy who is about to commit suicide when he finds out from his mother that his brother just committed suicide and his dad committed suicide in the past as well.” It’s explained that the series’ central character has to “learn to live life for today, in the now.”
There are people out there that might be able to relate to and enjoy a series like this. It’s being produced by Steve Golin and his Anonymous Content, which also produces Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which also deals with suicide.
Farrelly will write the new project alongside Pete Jones and The Ranch scribe Steve Leff. Farrelly is currently working on an untitled film project for Skydance, which is based on the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War.