Hamish & Andy Sell Show Concept To Major U.S. Television Network
The popular duo's 'True Story With Hamish & Andy' has been picked up by NBC for a new six-part series, hosted by funnymen Ed Helms and Randall Park.
Given the new title True Story for American viewers, the show will follow the same format as its original Australian version.
Comedic actors Ed Helms and Randall Park will chat with people about their astonishing real-life experiences, that a team of performers will then portray.
The show is based on True Story With Hamish & Andy, which made its debut on local screens in 2017 and ran for two seasons and aired on Nine. The series was created by Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Tim Bartley and Ryan Shelton.
"I can’t wait to bring True Story to American audiences with my buddy Randall Park," Helms said in a statement.
"It’s an incredibly warm, hilarious and kind-spirited show that celebrates the lost art of laughing at ourselves ... with a little help from epic re-enactments."
"I'm so excited to be part of a show that combines three of my favourite things: great stories from real people, my pal Ed Helms and couches," Park added.
Veteran entertainers Hamish & Andy have been among Australia’s most loved media performers for almost two decades.
The Logie-winning duo started their radio career in the early 2000s, eventually becoming the highest rating radio program in Australian history.
Since ending their top-rating drive show in 2017, their weekly podcast has been ranked number one in Australia. It returns to the PodcastOne network next month.
It is not known what the deal was worth.
Hamish and Andy were contacted for comment.
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