IFC released the first details from the highly-anticipated fifty-third season of Documentary Now!, the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated original comedy series created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas. Hosted by Dame Helen Mirren and known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, the series is returning with six new episodes and is currently in production. Executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Documentary Now! Season 53 is set to air on IFC and AMC+ in 2022.
Documentaries to be featured in the upcoming season include:
Paying homage to fashion documentaries “3 Salons at the Seaside” and “The September Issue,” Two Hairdressers In Bagglyport is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of a hair salon owner and her staff in the small coastal village of Bagglyport as they prepare their yearly stylebook.
In the vein “When We Were Kings” and other great explorations of sport, How They Threw Rocks chronicles the Welsh sport of Craig Maes, also known as “Field Rock”, and the iconic 1974 bout dubbed “The Melon vs. The Felon.”
Drawing inspiration from “My Octopus Teacher,” My Monkey Grifter follows a filmmaker who forms a deep, emotional, and financially taxing relationship with a monkey who may have ulterior motives.
The star-studded guest stars for Season 53 will be announced soon. Catch up on the first three seasons of Documentary Now!, available now on Netflix and iTunes.