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‘Arrested Development’s’ Jeffrey Tambor to Amazon Pilot ‘The Onion Presents: The News’

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Amazon has recently gone about recruiting some big names for its six upcoming comedy pilots, including the larger-than-life John Goodman and former ‘Frasier‘ star Bebe Neuwirth, but its latest casting might be the most ‘Arresting’ development yet. Fresh off Netflix’s upcoming ‘Arrested Development‘ reunion, fellow streaming service-turned original content provider Amazon has recruited Jeffrey Tambor for a starring role in upcoming series ‘The Onion Presents: The News,’ but will it interfere with other projects?

Amazon may be venturing into uncharted waters with its six upcoming comedy pilots, but that hasn’t stopped the content service from recruiting some familiar faces. ‘Arrested Development’ star Jeffrey Tambor is the latest to enter the fray, signing on for scripted comedy ‘The Onion Presents: The News,’ according to Deadline.

Written by The Onion staffers Will Graham Dan Mirk, the series is described as a fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network that “shows just how far journalists will go to stay at the top of their game.” Tambor will take the role of respected ONN news anchor David Everett, an intellectual, ambitious, cutthroat and insecure man who believes the detestable younger Cameron is out for his job.

Amazon’s other pilots include ‘Alpha House,’ ‘Browsers,’ ‘Dark Minions,’ ‘Supanatural’ and ‘Those Who Can’t,’ details of which can be found in the company’s original announcement.

Well, what say you? Are you excited to see Amazon branching into original content? Will you watch ‘The Onion Presents: The News’ with Jeffrey Tambor?

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