Premieres: May 12
Where: HBO Canada and HBO Canada on Demand
Anyone who has ever enjoyed This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show or Waiting for Guffman will want to check out Christopher Guest’s newest mockumentary experiment, Family Tree, an eight-part improv-driven TV series.
Irish comedian Chris O’Dowd, who played the cute cop in Bridesmaids who has a fling with Kristen Wiig’s character, stars as a single, unemployed thirtysomething who inherits a curious box of belongings from a mysterious great-aunt. This triggers an investigation into his ancestry, which leads him from the British Isles to California and to a slew of wacky relations, who come tumbling out of the woodwork.