Jim Carrey Returns to Acting in Michel Gondry Series ‘Kidding’

Rubberface star Jim Carrey is returning to mainstream acting since 2014’s Dumb and Dumber To. This time, however, he is making the leap to the small screen – his first series regular role in more than two decades.

According to Deadline, Carrey is starring in Kidding, a comedy series created by Dave Holstein and directed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind filmmaker Michel Gondry. The series recevied a 10-episode straight-to-series-order on Showtime, where Carrey executive produces the drama about comedians, I’m Dying Up Here, which was recently renewed for a second season. Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Ozark) will also serve as an executive producer.

Here is the official synopsis:

Created by Dave Holstein (Weeds, Raising Hope) and to be directed by Gondry, Kidding stars Carrey as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multi-million dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Are you excited for another Jim Carrey/Michel Gondry collaboration?

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Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.