In October of last year, we got the great news that well-loved comedian Jim Jefferies landed a pilot deal at FX. And today, we get confirmation the network has officially ordered 13 episodes which will begin to roll out this coming January.
The scripted show, Legit, stars the Australian comedian — known for his amazing storytelling prowess onstage — as a slightly-fictionalized version of himself (he plays a comedian named Jim) who’s trying to drop his degenerate ways and become a better man. The show will co-star Dan Bakkedahl (you may remember him from The Daily Show), who plays Jim’s best friend, Steve, as well as D.J. Qaulls (Road Trip), who plays Steve’s brother.
Legit was created by Jefferies and Peter O’Fallon, the man who executive produced The Riches, a sorely underrated and gone-too-soon dramedy starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver, also for FX. Legit joins a roster of other progressive comedies — both new and returning — on FX, including Louie, Wilfred, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Archer, The League, Anger Management, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Russell Brand’s upcoming series Brand X.