FX is getting into business with Sacha Baron Cohen.
FX Prods. has inked a first-look TV pact with Cohen’s shingle Four By Two, the studio announced today. In addition to the first-look deal, FX’s sibling comedy cabler FXX has ordered “Ali G: Rezurection” for early next year, a series that will feature every episode of Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show” with new original intros starring Cohen.
“We’re thrilled to be in business with Sacha Baron Cohen,” said Nick Grad prez of original programming at FX Network and FX Prods. “He is an amazing talent and we look forward to him developing new series for FXP. We’re also excited to introduce ‘Da Ali G Show’ and Sacha’s characters to a new audience on FXX, and we can’t wait to see how he will incorporate new, original content in the episodes.”
“Da Ali G Show” first debuted in the U.K. in 2003, and then aired on HBO in the U.S.