FXX to air 'Ali G: Rezurection' as FX Productions signs first-look deal with Sacha Baron Cohen
FX Productions announced on Friday (Nov. 1) that is had closed a first-look TV deal with Sacha Baron Cohen's production company, Four By Two, along with the FXX order. "Ali G: Rezurection" will include every episode of Baron Cohen's original series "Da Ali G Show," which debuted in the U.K. in 2003 and later aired on HBO in the U.S. The new airings will include fresh, original introductions starring the comic, as well as episodes that never made it to air on HBO.
"We're thrilled to be in business with Sacha Baron Cohen," Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. "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."
Alongside the eponymous character, "Da Ali G Show" was also the birthplace of Baron Cohen's beloved characters Borat and Bruno, both of whom centered their own feature films.
Are you looking forward to "Ali G: Rezurection" on FXX?