Albert Brooks, Louis C.K. to create animated comedy together
Welcome back, Albert Brooks! Actually, Brooks - whom we grew up loving in Lost in America and Broadcast News - never really left. But he's about to break new ground with his first big TV project.
Deadline.com reports that Brooks is teaming up with comedian Louis C.K. on the creation of an animated comedy for the FX network. No news on the show’s name or plot yet. The comedians must have gotten along pretty well when they did voice work for the upcoming flick The Secret Life of Pets.
FX has ordered a pilot from the pair, who have agreed to co-write, co-produce and provide the lead voices.
Brooks has been acting since 1969, when he first appeared on TV’s Marcus Welby M.D. His ‘80s work includes roles in Private Benjamin, Modern Romance and Twilight Zone: The Movie. But he’s probably best loved for playing the punching bag network TV reporter Aaron Altman in 1987’s Broadcast News and a yuppie who chucks his life and hits the road in an TV in 1985’s Lost in America. He’s currently earning raves for his role as Dr. Cyril Wecht in 2015’s Concussion.