Comedy website Funny Or Die has inserted itself into the Emmy derby on behalf of the Netflix/CBS Television Studios/Funny Or Die production “American Vandal” (watch above). The program, which Gold Derby reported exclusively entered the Emmy race for Best Limited Series, satires crime docs like “Making a Murderer” and “Serial” by asking the question: Who drew the dicks? Now Funny Or Die has edited together a 75-second clip package of all of the “American Vandal” characters mentioning “dicks” and other NSFW words in rapid-fire succession, juxtaposed with some of the very real critical reviews that the show received. Watch the video above.
Season 1 of “American Vandal” focuses on rebel high schooler Dylan Maxwell (Tatro), who’s accused of vandalizing the parking lot by drawing penises on cars. Most of his friends and teachers believe that he’s guilty, so fellow student Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) produces a documentary to try to uncover the truth. All eight half-hours streamed on Netflix back on September 15, 2017.
Earlier this year the Critics’ Choice Awards recognized “American Vandal” with nominations for Best Limited Series and Best Actor for Tatro. It also won the prestigious Peabody Award. Netflix has ordered a second season of the comedy spoof, which is expected to debut sometime in 2018. Since Season 2 will focus on an entirely new story, that puts it in the same genre as other limited series like “Fargo,” “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story.”
Funny Or Die, which is an equal production partner with CBS TV Studios, has been making its mark on the television industry in recent years, producing such projects as truTV’s “Billy on the Street,” Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and Zach Galifianakis‘s web series “Between Two Ferns,” which won back-to-back Emmys for Best Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program (2014-15).
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