Martin Scorsese, whose mob film The Irishman is being financed, produced and distributed by Netflix, is expanding his relationship with the streaming service. Scorsese will direct an untitled original comedy special for Netflix which explores the legacy of Emmy-winning sketch comedy show SCTV.
The Canadian classic SCTV aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984 and launched the careers of several of the most beloved names in comedy including the late John Candy, the late Harold Ramis, Catherine O’Hara, Rick Moranis and Martin Short.
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for An Afternoon with SCTV moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.
The event will be held at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3 PM, and the filming of that will be part of the Netflix special. The special is being produced by longtime SCTV producer Andrew Alexander of The Second City, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions.