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.