Sacha Baron Cohen may be soon be back to causing all sorts of mayhem on the small screen.
The man behind Ali G, Borat and Bruno has reportedly entered talks with Showtime to distribute his new show, which it appears he teased on U.S. Independence Day, July 4.
“He’s back, as you’ve never seen him before,” Baron shared in a video released on Twitter. The intriguing tease featured Donald Trump targeting Cohen with insults and ended with the logo of Trump University, which was shut down in 2010 after being open for only 5 years. That defunct endeavour, by the way, was the focus of a federal court-approved $US25 million settlement earlier this year, the result of a class action suit from former students alleging false advertising and high-pressure sales techniques were used to lure them to free investor workshops that pushed expensive seminars and tutoring.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 4, 2018
The still-untitled new series is said to be in the vein of Da Ali G Show, which featured Cohen as a wannabe hip hop star interviewing people who often weren’t in on the joke. Here’s Ali G’s sit down with Trump:
Cohen reportedly met with O.J. Simpson in a hotel back in February, suggesting this series will see him targeting a number of celebrities apart from Trump.
Cohen has starred in a number of films over the last few years, including Hugo, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Les Misérables and Alice Through the Looking Glass. He’s re-entering the realm of television again in a big way. Apart from this potential Showtime series, Cohen will be starring in Netflix limited series The Spy, which will see him playing a real-life spy from the 60s.