Martin Scorsese to direct comedy special on SCTV for Netflix

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Martin Scorsese arrives at the AFI Awards in Los Angeles. Scorsese will direct a comedy special for Netflix on the beloved Canadian sketch comedy show “SCTV.” Netflix on Thursday announced the untitled project that will reunite many of the stars of the 1976-1984 show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Martin Scorsese will direct a comedy special for Netflix on the beloved Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV"

NEW YORK — Martin Scorsese will direct a comedy special for Netflix on the beloved Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV."

Netflix on Thursday announced the untitled project that will reunite many of the stars of the 1976-1984 show. Former cast mates Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin will reassemble at Toronto's Elgin Theatre on May 13 for an event moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, to be documented by Scorsese.

Other "SCTV" alums include the late John Candy and the late Harold Ramis.

The film marks Scorsese's second for the streaming giant. Netflix is financing, producing and distributing Scorsese's "The Irishman," a big-budget gangster drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Related News

2 Fox News execs named co-presidents, will report to Murdoch

Aug 12, 2016

Rupert Murdoch moves to set up a new management structure at Fox News following Roger Ailes' departure amid sexual harassment allegations

Is NBC's prime-time Olympics due for a change?

Aug 12, 2016

For all the changes media and even Olympics coverage, NBC sticks to a time-honored formula for its prime-time broadcast

After storm halts tribute, A-Rod doubles in Yanks' finale

Aug 13, 2016

His pregame tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees by hitting a tying first-inning double

Hollywood in five is your 5 minutes read of Hollywood news with continual updated coverage.

Contact us: sales@hollywoodinfive.com