Ahead of its premiere on Sunday September 9th, Showtime has released the first episode of the Jim Carrey-led darkly comic drama series “Kidding” online on their official site, Facebook, and YouTube.
Carrey plays Jeff, better known to generations of kids as Mr. Pickles. For decades, Mr. Pickles has hosted a children’s show where he taught viewers lessons of love and kindness.
However, those virtues won’t save Jeff when his family life becomes a personal crisis and his make-believe coping tactics can’t help him maintain his sanity – his kindness is killing him and he’s slowly going insane.
The series also stars Frank Langella as his executive producer, Catherine Keener as the show’s puppet maker, Juliet Morris as her daughter, Judy Greer as Jeff’s ex-wife, and Cole Allen as Jeff’s son. Justin Kirk, Tara Lipinski, Betty Thomas, Ginger Gonzaga, Danny Trejo, and Conan O’Brien also star.
Dave Holstein executive produces the series with Carrey, Michel Gondry and Jason Bateman, and others.