Jim Carrey is reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) for the Showtime original series Kidding. The half-hour comedy was created and written by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who will also act as showrunner.
In Kidding, Carrey will portray Jeff who was a beloved children’s television icon known as Mr. Pickles. As he faces struggles with his family and balancing a public persona, Jeff slowly starts to unravel.
“No one inhabits a character like Jim Carrey, and this role – which is like watching Humpty Dumpty after the fall – is going to leave television audiences wondering how they went so long without him,” David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc, said in a statement. “With his Eternal Sunshine partner Michel Gondry on board to direct, we are on our way to a magnetic, volcanic and emotional viewing experience.”