Will Ferrell in a project making fun of the PGA Tour-LIV Golf feud? I’m here for it.
Ferrell is a comedy legend, stemming back from his early days on Saturday Night Live all the way to his incredible run of blockbuster comedy movies in the 2000’s and 2010’s. He’s also a huge fan of sports, often spotted courtside at Los Angeles Lakers games or Los Angeles Kings hockey matches.
Many of his sports related projects through the years have done well, such as the NASCAR tale of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby or the cult-classic comedy Semi-Pro, where he played the owner, general manager, and starting power forward for a struggling 1970’s basketball team.
He was even in an HBO “mockumentary” in 2015 after he did the impossible during MLB’s Spring Training: he played all 9 baseball positions for 10 different teams.
Anything that Ferrell touches turns to comedic gold, and it looks like fans of the long time comedy actor are in for a treat based on a new report from Deadline.
According to the reports, Ferrell is drawing from some real life inspiration from the PGA Tour’s recent head-butting with the controversial LIV Golf tour. The new golf sitcom is reported to be a series that:
“Revolves around a professional golfer who becomes the face of a controversial new league competing with the PGA.”
The new series involving Ferrell does not yet have a name attached to the project. Excluding SNL, this will mark only the second TV show that the 55-year-old actor enters into as a full-time venture (the other being Apple TV’s The Shrink Next Door).
He has been known to stop in on other TV programs for guest roles, but he is mainly recognized for his expansive comedy movie catalogue. However, I don’t think anyone will be too concerned about Ferrell being able to pull off this “golf parody” series.
Plus, Ferrell could be sticking it to his long time comedy counterparts in Adam McKay (director & writer) and John C. Reilly (comedian & actor) with this new sports-based show for not casting him in the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.
The main character role was originally supposed to go to Ferrell, but McKay opted to cast Reilly as team owner Jerry Buss. Following that decision, there have been rumors that Reilly and Ferrell had “a falling out” over the decision, and McKay and Ferrell even split ways from their co-owned movie production company.
Seems like Ferrell has more creative control with this new golf series, and I think Ferrell fans and golf fans alike will be excited to see how they comedically explore the PGA Tour-LIV Golf storyline.
And on your way out, might as well watch this video of Will Ferrell’s funniest sports moments: