Martin Scorsese is Reuniting the Cast of SCTV For an Original Netflix Documentary

Andrew Wright | April 13th, 2018
Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Dave Thomas pose for a portrait in c.1980 in Los Angeles, California.

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Everyone’s favourite comedians from the Canadian sketch comedy show Second City Television (SCTV) will be reunited on an original Netflix special by an unlikely director and fan.

Netflix announced that Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct an untitled Netflix original documentary exploring the legacy of the hit sketch comedy show SCTV that first aired over 40 years ago.

While Scorsese may seem like an unlikely fit for the project, the show’s producer Andrew Alexander says the legendary director has been a huge fan since the shows early beginnings.

“He thinks there’s a cultural component to all of this,” Alexander told the CBC. “This is something that came out of Canada that had a huge influence on North American comedy.”

In addition to sit-down interviews with famous SCTV cast members, Scorsese will reunite co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for An Afternoon with SCTV, which Jimmy Kimmel will moderate.

The live reunion will be held at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m.

As for the documentary itself, Netflix has yet to announce the title or the release date.