In news that made me sing a little ditty, HBO has ordered from the 5th Baron Haden-Guest (otherwise known as Christopher) a new British-style mockumentary series called Family Tree starring new "It" guy Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, IT Crowd).
O'Dowd plays Tom Chadwick, a 30 year-old man who has recently lost his girlfriend and his job all at once. While that alone would make a man crumble, Chadwick also learns that a Great Aunt he has never met kicked the bucket and bequeathed him a mysterious box of belongings, which sets Tom off on a journey to discover his family lineage as well as acquiring a sense of who he really is.
The show will be filled with Guest's usual stable of improv actors: Bob Balban, Ed Begley, JR., Don Lake, Michael McKean and, of course, Fred Willard and will run for a reported 8 episodes starting in May.
Between the release of Arrested Development season 4 on Netflix and Family Tree, I figure May is going to be the BEST MONTH EVER!
The teaser trailer is after the break