Considering we’re told this series is coming soon we haven’t had a lot of buzz about it. We announced back in July of 2020 that Bridget Everett (CAMPING and Patti Cake$) was leading a cast in this work. And then we heard nothing about it. We still haven’t heard much but we have been given some photos of the characters in play. It seems such scant information for a show coming in January 2022. Here is what we have to offer at this time.
A new comedy series starring and executive produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett (HBO’s Camping), SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE follows Sam, a true Kansan on the surface who, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold. As Sam grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is her saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but don’t give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.
Joining the cast are Jeff Hiller as Joel, who finds his vision-board dreams of Faith, Family, and high-end kitchen appliances dashed in a spiral of joy, shame, music, and stress rashes after befriending his high school idol, Sam. Mary Catherine Garrison plays Sam’s picture-perfect sister Tricia, but old resentments resurface as Tricia grows exhausted of living up to their hometown’s standards. Mike Hagerty plays Sam’s father and stoic Kansas farmer Ed, who learns that burying his family’s problems only makes them grow, and Tricia’s husband Rick, played by Danny McCarthy, holds a secret that sends Sam’s imagination spinning. Among Sam’s newfound community are Fred Rococo, a University soil scientist/Master of Ceremonies, played by Murray Hill, and Joel’s boyfriend Michael, played by Jon Hudson Odom.
Somebody Somewhere is co-created and executive produced by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen, Directed by Jay Duplass and executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Carolyn Strauss, and Tyler Romary, written and executive produced by Patricia Breen, directed by Robert Cohen, and produced by Shuli Harel.
All the poster art, trailer, episode info and exact premiere date could start to drop anytime now. In the meantime you can perhaps check out HBO’s CAMPING or check out TOGETHERNESS. That show is from Duplass Bros. Productions also andd might shed light on the possible tone of this new show as both series seem to connect with the notion of striving for a happy, rewarding life regardless of your situation. We will keep you abreast of SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE, coming January 2022.