Legendary actor Bill Murray has an upcoming mini-series about minor league baseball.
Variety reported the following:
The 10-episode unscripted comedy series debuts on Facebook Watch on Monday (Nov. 20) with new episodes — each running about 8 minutes — available weekly on Mondays. The show is produced by Oso Studios and funded by Facebook, part of the social giant’s efforts to fuel longer-form video viewing on its recently launched Watch platform.
This sounds awesome. Bill Murray is entertainment gold. Everything he touches seems always be awesome. He had about a two minute role in “Vice Principals,” and it was enough for me to consider him a pillar of the show. That’s how powerful he is on screen.
Add in the fact Murray is a noted baseball fan, and I don’t see how this series will be anything other than awesome. The only thing here that seems a bit strange is the fact they’re doing 10 eight minute episodes. Why would they just film one 80-minute long movie? It seems a lot more efficient than ten super short episodes.
Of course, I don’t get paid the big bucks to tell Facebook how to do its business. Either way, hopefully it absolutely crushes. Anything other than excellence would be disappointing by Murray’s standards.