Yes, you read that correctly — TBS and David Spade have officially reached an agreement to develop and produce a brand new animated TV series based on his 2001 movie, The Adventures of Joe Dirt.
As a basic description of what to expect, the final product looks to be about a “mullet-sporting, muscle-car-loving loser with a heart of gold,” with Spade of course set to return to voice the simpleton Dirt. Also involved in the agreement and bringing this show to life will be Sony Pictures and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.
Here’s what TBS Executive Vice President of Programming, Michael Wright had to say about the deal:
David Spade is a hugely popular comic talent who has created a funny, yet lovable, character in ‘Joe Dirt. We look forward to seeing how he and his fellow writers and producers take this character in new directions as TBS continues exploring the world of primetime animation.
I personally have no interest in a Joe Dirt animated TV series, but I will admit that I don’t hate the movie as much as most do. It’s one of those many movies I saw while young, and though it is incredibly stupid, there were also a few laughs. I can be a man and admit this. Now, don’t tell anyone.