Mascots: Exclusive first look at Netflix’s new comedy from the man behind This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 02 August 2016 16:03

Netflix is cooking up an intriguing original film for October from writer-director Christopher Guest.

His previous cult classic mockumentaries have focused on heavy metal bands (This Is Spinal Tap, which he co-wrote and starred in) and dog shows (Best In Show, which he co-wrote and directed), and this latest comedy will delve into the weird world of mascots at sports games.

It’s a profession ripe for comedy and thus far fairly unmined.

Mascots will star many of Guest's regular troupe of actors, taking place ‘in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy’ (seen in the date announcement video below).

Jane Lynch and Chris O’Dowd will feature in the film, alongside Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Matt Griesser, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock.

Guest wrote the film with long-serving collaborator Piddock and it’s being produced by Karen Murphy.

Mascots launches globally on Netflix on 13 October, 2016.

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