The planned film based on the cult favorite comedy series “Workaholics” has been cancelled by Paramount+ just weeks before it was set to begin filming.
The film’s star and executive producer Adam DeVine revealed the news in a post on Instagram on Monday. He says that according to Paramount, the film no longer fit their “global strategy” and calls the scrapping the “loosest butthole”.
DeVine goes on to say in a statement he is “deeply butt hurt about this decision because we were so excited to bring the weird one last time” and feels hurt for the loyal crew, and cast who are now going to have to scramble to find new jobs.
The Comedy Central series premiered in 2011 and ran for seven seasons and a total of 86 episodes. DeVine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm played three roommates who all became friends in college and began working at a California telemarketing company.
Jillian Bell, Maribeth Monroe, and Erik Griffin co-starred. The film was said to have have explored office work during the pandemic. The move follows a recent trend of networks and streamers drastically culling content, including ones already ordered or even completed filming, due to cost cutting measures.
The team behind the series are still looking to shop the film project around to other streamers, with DeVine saying: “we are out to other streamers, and hopefully we will get to make this insanely fun movie somewhere else.”