NEW YORK – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Complex Networks’ Seriously.TV today announced the production of Thanksgiving, an original scripted comedy co-starring Bridey Elliott alongside her real-life father Chris Elliott (Eagleheart, Schitt’s Creek), along with Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) that follows the Morgan Family over the course of a four-hour span during Thanksgiving day.
Bethany Hall and Daniel Powell created the series, loosely inspired by Hall's own family. Both will write and executive produce, while Powell will direct each episode. Elizabeth Rohrbaugh will executive produce along with Complex Networks’ Head of Programming and Development, Justin Killion, and Development Executive Cory Stern. Alex Bach will serve as producer.
“Have you ever brought your boyfriend home for Thanksgiving and realized that your family is a weird piece of performance art?” said Bethany Hall, co-creator of Thanksgiving. “So have I.”
"Every year during Thanksgiving, millions of Americans search for a distraction from their families,” said Dan Powell, co-creator of Thanksgiving. “Bethany and I are proud to present a series that provides just that.”
In addition to Bridey Elliott, Chris Elliott, and Amy Sedaris, the cast boasts John Reynolds (Stranger Things), Griffin Newman (The Tick), Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!), Josh Ruben (CollegeHumor Originals), Josh Sharp (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre), Moujan Zolfaghari (The Brothel), James III (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and two-time Tony Award-winner John Cullum. Guest appearances include Chris Gethard, Todd Barry, and Miriam Tolan, among others.