Discovery Plus ordered a two-part docuseries that will follow Smartless podcast hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes on their North American tour.
While it is currently untitled, the series will premier on Discovery Plus in 2022. The series will include highlights from the tour, celebrity interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage.
“Jason, Sean and Will are three absolute legends who have accomplished so much in this industry — from comedy to drama, on the stage and to our screens,” Lisa Holme, Discovery Inc.’s group Senior VP of content and commercial strategy, said. “As they are now conquering the world of podcasts, we’re excited to show an entirely new side of them in this docuseries, where we will have incredible access to all the behind-the-scenes moments from what is sure to be an insightful and hilarious tour.”
Aleen Keshishian of Lighthouse Management & Media brokered the deal with Discovery Plus deal with SmartLess.
While Smartless launched a little over a year ago in July 2020, it quickly became one of the top shows in the U.S. The podcast’s goal is to connect people from all walks of life. The show encourages people to learn and share their own experiences through dialogue and humor.
In each episode, one of the three hosts is responsible for bringing a mystery guest to join in on the fun. What happens next is an entirely improvised and authentic conversation filled with honest dialogue, knowledge, and lots of laughter.
In June, Amazon snagged the exclusive rights to release episodes of the Smartless podcast. As of Aug 1, Amazon has been releasing new episodes a week earlier than other streaming platforms. You can stream full episodes of Smartless anywhere that you get your podcasts now.