Variety is reporting that “Adult Swim” has gotten a greenlit. The series will be produced by John and Stephen Merchant.
It’s back to work for John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant.
Adult Swim has ordered “Dream Corp, LLC.,” an animated comedy series created by Daniel Stessen (“The Gold Sparrow”). The show is exec produced by the two “The Office” alums as well as Allyson Seeger, Krasinski’s producing partner through his Sunday Night shingle.
Described as an absurd workplace comedy, this series is set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Episodes will feature a rotating cast of desperate patients who have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.
Adult Swim announced that the “Dream Corp” pilot was on its development slate at its 2014 upfront presentation. It will be the first Adult Swim original series to utilize rotoscope technology, or the act of tracing over live-action footage frame-by-frame.
The young adult-skewing Turner-owned cabler is known for series like the Rob Corddry comedy “Childrens Hospital” and Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s animated program “Rick and Morty.” At this year’s upfronts, Adult Swim announced that it had greenlit an live-action pilot starring Jason Alexander. It also hosted a party that featured a performance by Miley Cyrus dressed as a psychedelic butterfly.
Variety is reporting that John will make his off-broadway debut in “Dry Powder“.
John Krasinski will make his stage debut at the Public Theater this spring in “Dry Powder,” a new play to be staged by “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail.
Krasinski will play one of the finance-world power brokers at the center of Sarah Burgess’ play, in which the head of a private equity firm must deal with a PR disaster resulting from the blowout engagement party he threw during the same week that his company forced layoffs at a grocery store chain. Krasinski will play one of the company’s executives, who comes up with a solution to the problem but finds himself battling another exec with a different agenda.
Kail’s last outing at the Public was the Off Broadway premiere of “Hamilton,” the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical that has gone on to become a top seller on Broadway. Krasinski’s turn on the boards marks the latest starry get for Off Broadway’s Public Theater, which recently hosted Ann Hathaway in “Grounded” and currently is presenting Lupita Nyong’o in “Eclipsed.”
Burgess was one of the writers on the Woodshed Collective’s site-specific 2011 outing “The Tenant” and has worked on Naked Angels’ monthly podcast “Naked Radio.”
Krasinski, an alum of “The Office,” adds “Dry Powder” to a dance card that also includes upcoming Michael Bay film “13 Hours,” set for release in January. “Dry Powder” begins previews March 1.
John attended the “Sicario” premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival earlier today alongside his beautiful wife Emily Blunt, who stars in the movie. The first high quality images have been added to our gallery.
We have added our final batch of public appearances in our gallery. We replaced most images with better quality and were able to add lots of additions. This means we finished with out event section in our gallery, which is now complete up until now.
We continue our gallery updates, as promised before. We finished merging our galleries and today we will update you with the 2008-2009 public appearances. We replaced most images with better quality and added lots of additions.
You might also have noticed that our gallery doesn’t have any intermediate pictures. From now on, we use a new script that will allow you to see the full size image after clicking on the thumbnail. It’s resized to fit in with your browser and it’s more mobile friendly for all devices.
We would like to remind everyone that “Aloha” has been released on DVD/Blu-Ray earlier this week in the U.S.A. The movie was previously released on Digital HD. The movie is written and directed by Cameron Crowe and John co-stars alongside Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Jaeden Lieberher, and Danielle Rose Russell. For additional information about the special features, be sure to check out our previous post. Cameron Crowe’s official website TheUnCool.com released a preview of the official Making-Of documentary of the movie, which is featured on the DVD/Blu-Ray/On Demand.
John and his wife Emily Blunt attended the Rise Nation Fitness Studio’s Los Angeles Grand Opening on Friday to support personal trainer Jason Walsh. The high quality images have been added in our gallery.
John briefly talked to People magazine during the event and discussed his marriage and parenthood:
“It’s really that we just got lucky,” Krasinski, 35, told PEOPLE of their relationship. “It’s one of those things, I’m having more fun now than the day I met her, and it’s pretty wild. I don’t know the formula to it, but I think she’s hilarious, extremely talented, and I’m definitely her No. 1 fan.”
Blunt, 32, and Krasinski are entering their second year as parents, following the February 2014 birth of daughter Hazel, and it’s a journey that has changed “everything,” Krasinski said.
“I think when you commit your life to anything like that it changes everything. All of the cliches are true,” he said.
A former Office co-worker may have put it best.
Krasinski said: “I remember Steve Carell said to me, ‘If your old life was your favorite book, then after you have a kid you are picking up a totally different book that is now your new favorite book.’ ”
John and his beautiful wife Emily Blunt attended the Annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet earlier this month at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. John took the stage alongside actress Sarah Silverman to accept the grant on behalf of Outfest, San Francisco Silent Film Festival, University of California Berkeley Film Archive and International Documentary Association. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
We continue working on our gallery. I have sorted, reorganized and added all of John’s events he attended in 2012-2013 in our gallery. I was also able to add some missing events. Over 1,900 high quality images can be found in our gallery. We replaced most images with better quality and we added lots of additional images.
John wrote a ‘love letter’ to his friend Jimmy Kimmel in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. We have added the scans of John’s letter in our gallery:
You may know Jimmy Kimmel as the late night dude with a penchant for pranking who used to be the co-host of The Man Show and The Sports Guy on KROQ. Which means you may not truly know Jimmy Kimmel. That’s why in this week’s EW cover story, we go beyond the stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!—and through the stages of JImmy Kimmel’s life—to paint a more detailed, and, yes, perhaps surprising picture of the person who stands as one of the best reasons to blow off your bedtime. How exactly did we do this? By ringing up his family members, friends, coworkers, and such. You’ll hear revealing anecdotes from his parents, his childhood priest, and celebrities like Ben Affleck, Lena Dunham, John Krasinski, Sarah Silverman and Will Arnett—the very people who have sat in his guest chair on his show and at his house.