Jerry Seinfeld has officially moved on to making hit shows for the Internet. Crackle has re-upped his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee— and this time with a hefty 24-episode order!
“This series was basically a silly, fun experiment in making a talk show where the host only talks to people when he wants to. And only while engaging in a meaningless activity,” Seinfeld says. “I don’t know if the idea was created by all the newly available technology to do it or vice versa. It certainly wouldn’t have been possible just a couple of years earlier.”
In 2012, the ultra-popular Webisodes featured the iconic comedian interviewing the likes of Ricky Gervais, Larry David, Brian Regan, Michael Richards and Alec Baldwin—all while driving around in incredibly expensive cars and then hitting a coffee shop.
“I loved the freedom of form and just shooting it direct to the audience,” Seinfeld continues. “My old friends at Sony took care of every possible issue and just made it all a pleasure. The response was great without us doing any ads or promotion and so we’re going to keep going. I like this new world.”
Production will begin soon, with the first episode premiering on Crackle.com this coming Spring. Seinfeld’s upcoming guests have not been announced. To celebrate the news of a second season, let’s watch the Alec Baldwin episode—easily one of my favorites from season one!