Netflix Debuts First Trailer for Christopher Guest's 'Mascots'

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'Mascots'

New improvisers join Guest's regulars to explore the world of 'mascotery.'

If you've missed the improvisational subcultures of Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and Spinal Tap, you're in for a treat. The trailer for Christopher Guest's latest project, Mascots, reveals a new Guest-ian niche full of eccentric obsessives and loveable weirdos.

Mascots delves into the world of "sports mascotery," as one character proudly describes his trade. Newcomers to the Guest universe, such as Silicon Valley star Zach Woods, join veterans of past ensembles, including Parker Posey, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

Chris O'Dowd, who recently collaborated with Guest on HBO's Family Tree, plays the bad boy of the mascot-ing world, "The Fist," a disembodied clenched hand who gets up close and personal with hockey spectators.

Ed Begley Jr.'s mascot is an anatomically correct donkey. Parker Posey delivers a hip-hop-dancing Armadillo.

The characters come together for the 8th World Mascot Association Championships to showcase their skills and settle old rivalries.

Guest's recent credits include an appearance in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and a taped sketch for the 84th Annual Academy Awards about a focus group's response to the Wizard of Oz.

Mascots debuts on Netflix on October 13.

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