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‘Documentary Now!’ Sets Episode Inspired by Sondheim ‘Company’ Doc

Taran Killam, John Mulaney and James Urbaniak to star in D.A. Pennebaker parody ‘Original Cast Album: Co-Op’

Bill Hader, Fred Armisen at arrivals for IFC’s BROCKMIRE and DOCUMENTARY NOW! For Your Consideration Red Carpet Event, Television Academy''s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, CA May 31, 2017. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

'Documentary Now!' will take aim at 'Original Cast Album: Company,' a 1970 documentary about the making of Stephen Sondheim's musical.

The third season of Documentary Now!, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s IFC series that parodies acclaimed non-fiction films, will take aim at D.A. Pennebaker’s Original Cast Album: Company, a 1970 documentary about the making of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical of the same name.

Original Cast Album: Co-Op stars Taran Killam, John Mulaney and James Urbaniak as the three producers overseeing the fictitious cast recording, with Hamilton‘s Renee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind and Alex Brightman among the Co-Op stars, Deadline reports. The episode also boasts original music by Found‘s Eli Bodin, who tweeted, “I can’t say much yet, but working on this season of @DocumentaryNow is maybe the most fun I’ve ever had on a project.”

Documentary Now!‘s “Season 52,” as they’re calling it, premieres on February 20th, 2019. The series previously announced a Cate Blanchett-starring episode inspired by the 2010 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.

This isn’t the first time Documentary Now! has tackled a music-leaning doc: The series’ first season featured a two-part episode Gentle & Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, a parody of History of the Eagles that resulted in a one-off EP by the Blue Jean Committee. In 2016, the series did a send-up of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense called Final Transmission, about a new wave band called Test Pattern.

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