Samberg, Forte, Cena and More Set for HBO ‘7 Days in Hell’ Followup
Surely, you didn’t think Jon Snow and Andy Samberg’s mullet playing tennis for seven days would be the weirdest thing HBO could come up with. Samberg and Murray Miller have already begun working on another sport mockumentary focused on the Tour de France doping scandals, this time starring Will Forte, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena and more.
Appropriately dubbed Tour de Pharmacy, the new film is described as a mockumentary that takes a look into the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling, in which Samberg will again star. Casting is preliminary for the moment, but already features Daveed Diggs, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Will Forte, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena, Mike Tyson and Nathan Fielder.
Tour de Pharmacy is of course a thinly-veiled take on allegations of doping in competitive cycling, most prominently in the last decades through the lens of the Tour de France, and the title-stripped Lance Armstrong. David Bernad will executive produce with Miller and Samberg, along with M Elizabeth Hughes and 7 Days director Jake Szymanski, who pulls similar duty here.
No word on a timetable, but will Tour de Pharmacy live up to 7 Days in Hell?