McClammy Directing ‘Boldly Going Nowhere’
The director of almost softcore porn viral videos I’m F–king Matt Damon and I’m F–king Ben Affleck is set to tackle an all-new frontier: space.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wayne McClammy will direct Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Boldly Going Nowhere. The series is a "high-concept comedy is about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain." Sounds something like The Office in space.
Boldly Going Nowhere comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia masterminds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. McElhenney acknowledges McClammy’s relative inexperience with studio projects, but still has full confidence in the director.
"He might not have a ton of experience, but he had a creative and specific vision for the look, the feel and the tone of the show and how he wants to shoot it," McElhenney said. "And he makes you laugh with what he’s does."
To frame it in contemporary political terms, one might say that McClammy is a Hollywood outsider; a maverick, if you will. Aside from the aforementioned viral videos, McClammy has directed episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and some segments of The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Though the resume may be short, there’s no denying that McClammy can direct high profile actors, as seen in his star-studded work with Damon and Affleck, the former of which he recently earned an Emmy for.
Just don’t expect Boldly Going Nowhere to be a science fiction show — that’s not how the creators see it.
"What we’re really interested in is a different take, a new twist on the workplace comedy," says McElhenney. "We wanted to make sure it is relatable, it just happens to be set couple hundred years into the future."
Yep, definitely sounds like Dunder-Mifflin in space. Get Stephen Colbert on board as ship captain Tek Jansen and we’ll be completely sold.
Boldly Going Nowhere is based on an idea from Adam Stein. Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Jonathan Goldstein, Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel will serve as executive producers.