Netflix has confirmed that Rick Moranis will join Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in the upcoming “SCTV” comedy special, which is set to air in 2019.
The latest news comes after the streaming service announced that the Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese would direct the upcoming show, which is set to explore the enduring legacy of the Emmy-winning sketch comedy show “Second City Television” (SCTV).
The cast will be in front of a live audience for “An Afternoon with SCTV”, which will be moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.
Netflix confirmed the special will also feature a sit-down down interview with former cast members.
The live reunion will be held at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. and the filming will be part of the Netflix special, produced by longtime “SCTV” producer Andrew Alexander.
Andrea Martin teased the reunion special last year.
“The thing about “SCTV” is we did it in a vacuum, so we weren’t aware that it had any impact until many years afterwards,” Martin told the Los Angeles Times. “That generation of brilliant comedians, there are so many fans — Judd Apatow, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Hader. It’s been 40 years since it’s been on the air. We’re in the process of talking about a reunion show. And Martin Scorsese has talked to us about directing it.”
The satirical series began as an offshoot of Toronto’s Second City and launched a year after “Saturday Night Live”.
The Canadian classic “SCTV” aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984, which quickly became one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies.
As of this writing, Scorsese’s “SCTV” reunion special does not have a release date.