After a three-year hiatus, David Cross’ comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret is returning to IFC for a third season, with six new half-hour episodes slated to debut in 2015. Based in London, the series is created, written by and stars Cross (Arrested Development) as Todd Margaret, an American lacking any sense of good judgment. Season 3 will pick up where where the second season left off, when Todd detonates a battery of nuclear bombs that incinerate the planet. Writing on the third season has begun and production will start next year.
Throughout the first two seasons, Todd Margaret bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, instigates a biohazard emergency at a major grocery store, gets swindled out of his Thunder Muscle stock by Turkish terrorists, disgraces a national tribute to fallen soldiers, gets arrested for breaking into Parliament, and at the end of season two, inadvertently blows up the world. Cast also includes Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Sharon Horgan (Pulling), and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). Season 1 drew over one million total viewers, while the second season jumped +50% to nearly 1.6 million viewers, based on Live+7.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret is produced for IFC by Merman Films in the UK. The series is written by Cross, Shaun Pye (Extras) and Mark Chappell (A Young Doctor’s Notebook). The producer for Merman Films is Clelia Mountford and Cross is an exec producer. Todd Margaret is based on an original series by RDF Television, part of the Zodiak Media Group.