Here’s… the first trailer for Seeso’s new Johnny Carson show!
Feast your eyes on the colors of the 1970’s, also known as “the decade that taste forgot”: The putrid chartreuse of a shag carpet, blinding mustard swivel chairs, busy cutouts on a wood paneled desk. Set to the hum of a snappy tune evoking earlier days, this trailer drums up enough excitement without actually showing anyone’s face — though the talent on board boasts Seeso’s biggest names to date.
Created by Paul Reiser and his “Mad About You” producer David Steven Simon, “There’s… Johnny” follows 19-year-old Nebraskan Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) as he stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson’s “The Tonight Show” in 1972. Billed as a “fictional comedic trip back in time,” it sounds like a period riff on “The Larry Sanders Show.” Most comedy fans will tell you that’s not a bad place to find inspiration.
— Tony Danza (@TonyDanza) March 29, 2017
Seeso, NBC’s comedy streaming platform, in addition to owning every season of “Saturday Night Live,” has gained fans for original hits like “Take My Wife,” and “Harmonquest,” which were anchored by favorites of the comedy world and bolstered by strong niche followings. “There’s… Johnny!” proves Seeso’s ability to land bigger names, such as Reiser, Tony Danza and executive producer David Gordon Green. The series also stars Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”).
“There’s… Johnny!” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight, with a Seeso premiere on August 24th. Check out the first trailer, and get ready!