Galifianakis will also star in the series, co-created by Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel -- who will also serve as showrunner and directed the pilot.
"Baskets" will follow aspiring clown Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) after his unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clown school in Paris. He manages to land a job at a rodeo and audiences will watch as Chris climbs the ladder to his dream of being a respected performance clown.
"Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," says FX President of Original Programming Eric Schrier in a press statement. "To say Zach's portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can't wait for the world to meet him."
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