NBC has greenlit “True Story,” a new series co-hosted by Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover”) and Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”). Helms will also executive produce. Based on Australian series “True Story with Hamish & Andy,” “True Story” is a six-episode hybrid alternative-scripted series in which everyday Americans sit down with Helms and Park to share their most extraordinary and unbelievably true stories for the first time.
The logline: As the stories unfold, events are humorously brought to life by a cast of comedians and actors in heightened, dramatized re-enactments of cinematic proportions. In a first-of-its-kind format, “True Story” will give real people their very own biopic with well-known celebrities cast in the title role.
Each hourlong episode of “True Story” will feature two real-life stories. A premiere date will be announced in the future.
“I can’t wait to bring ‘True Story’ to American audiences with my buddy Randall Park,” Helms said. “It’s an incredibly warm, hilarious and kind-spirited show that celebrates the lost art of laughing at ourselves … with a little help from epic reenactments.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of a show that combines three of my favorite things: great stories from real people, my pal Ed Helms and couches,” Park said.