Fox comedy lands director
Viral video helmer McClammy is 'Boldly Going Nowhere'Wayne McClammy, director of viral hits "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" and "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck," has been tapped to direct Fox's hot single-camera comedy pilot "Boldly Going Nowhere."
The high-concept comedy is about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain. It's from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" masterminds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton; their RCG; 20th TV; and 3 Arts,
McClammy has no network experience, having only directed a couple of episodes of Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program" and segments for ABC's "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." And that's exactly what the "Sunny" trio -- themselves outsiders to the system who burst into the scene with their quirky FX series -- were looking for.
"He might not have a ton of experience, but he had a creative and specific vision for the look, the feel and the tone of the show and how he wants to shoot it," McElhenney said. "And he makes you laugh with what he's does."
In addition to directing, the Paradigm-repped McClammy co-wrote "Damon," which earned him an Emmy last month.
"Boldly" has been put on the fast track by Fox with an order for five additional scripts beyond the pilot.
McElhenney is quick to point out that "Boldly" is not a sci fi show.
"What we're really interested in is a different take, a new twist on workplace comedy," he said. "We wanted to make sure it is relatable, it just happens to be set couple hundred years into the future."
The project is exec produced by McElhenney, Howerton, Day, showrunner Jonathan Goldstein and 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel.
Adam Stein, on whose idea "Boldly" is based, also is involved.