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Merman Films to make series 3 of Todd Margaret

Merman Films to make series 3 of Todd Margaret
Jon Creamer
08 October 2014

Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s indie, Merman Films is to produce a third series of sitcom The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for US network IFC.  

Created by and starring David Cross, six episodes will transmit on IFC in 2015.  Writing on the third series has begun and production will start next year.  The show is based in London and Todd Margaret is an American lacking any sense of good judgment. After a three-year break, the show returns picking up where the second season left off, when Todd detonated a battery of nuclear bombs, incinerating the planet.

Sharon Horgan said: "I'm looking forward to working again with the annoying and unattractive David Cross and discovering what he might have in store for my character Alice. The last time we saw her she was lying on a slab at the morgue with her breasts in a separate drawer so I guess anything could happen."

David Cross said: “As thrilled as I am to not have to answer the question, ‘Hey man, will there be a third series of Todd Margaret or what?’ anymore, the true thrill comes in figuring out how to extend a serialised episodic in which the world blows up at the end of series two. How do you do that for six episodes?!" said Cross.

Throughout the first two seasons, Todd Margaret bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, instigates a biohazard emergency at a major grocery store, gets swindled out of his Thunder Muscle stock by Turkish terrorists, disgraces a national tribute to fallen soldiers, gets arrested for breaking into Parliament, and at the conclusion of season two, inadvertently blows up the world. Alongside Cross, the series first two seasons feature Sharon Horgan (Pulling), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), along with guest stars Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Spike Jonze (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men) and Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story).

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is produced for IFC by Merman Films in the UK. The series is written by Cross, Shaun Pye (Extras) and Mark Chappell (A Young Doctor’s Notebook). The producer for Merman Films is Clelia Mountford and David Cross is an executive producer.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is based on an original series by RDF Television, part of the Zodiak Media Group. 

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