Mockumentaries have become an indispensable subgenre of comedy cinema. Films such as Best in Show (2000), Waiting for Guffman (1996), and A Mighty Wind (2003) are regarded as modern comedic masterpieces, with directors such as Christopher Guest at the forefront of this form of comedy. Television has adopted the mockumentary format, much as it did in the cinema industry.
The vampire television adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows (2019-2022) and hit sitcoms such as The Office (2005-2013), Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), and Abbott Elementary are probably among the most prominent examples (2021-2022).
Watch ‘Documentary Trailer Now’ Season Four
The teaser trailer for the upcoming season of Documentary Now! As usual, the host of the show, Helen Mirren, plays herself. After introducing the show’s 53rd season, she provides a brief preview of upcoming episodes. Season 4 will feature a star-studded cast of guest actors, just like in previous seasons.
Release Date of the ‘Documentary Now’ Season Four
Now Documentaries! Wednesday, October 19, 2022, will mark the debut of a new batch of satirical documentaries with a two-part season premiere lasting approximately one hour.
The remaining five episodes will premiere every Wednesday thereafter. As with previous seasons, the show will premiere on IFC, with AMC+ serving as its streaming home.
The Cast of ‘Documentary Now’ Season Four
In addition to creating and producing the show, Fred Armisen will star in at least a handful of episodes during the upcoming season. However, it appears that his co-star Bill Hader has a smaller acting part this time around, despite executive producing the series. This may be owing to Hader’s involvement in other projects, such as his other hit comedy series, Barry.
As in previous seasons, Armisen will be joined by an incredible roster of guest stars who will contribute their talents to the satirical mockumentary anthology.
- Cate Blanchett (Tár),
- Alexander Skarsgrd (Big Little Lies),
- Liliane Rovère (Call My Agent! ),
- Harriet Walter (Killing Eve),
- Nicholas Braun (Succession),
- Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag), and
- Jonathan Pryce is among the names listed.
(The Monarch) Blanchett, in particular, will reprise her role as Izabella Barta from Season 3, Episode 4, in which she played a Hungarian artist attempting to reconcile with her past and create her masterpiece.
‘Documentary Now’ Season 4 Episode Guide
Season three of Documentary Now! seasons will be slightly shorter than in prior years. The fourth season will consist of six episodes as opposed to seven. However, the quality will not be diminished. Armisen, Hader, Meyers, and the rest of the crew are placing a greater focus on quality over quantity if anything. In any event, if you are curious about what the six episodes will entail, here is a brief episode guide.
Parts 1 and 2 of “Soldier of Illusion” will be released on October 19.
In the two-part season debut, Alexander Skarsgrd portrays a German independent filmmaker attempting to create the ultimate work of art. The inevitable outcome is a chaotic shoot as the cast and crew struggle to comprehend and empathize with the vision of a genius filmmaker.
26 October: “Two Barbers in Bagglyport.”
Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress, returns to Documentary Now! Blanchett herself is a fan of Three Salons at the Seaside (1994), a little-known documentary parodied for the current season. This is evidenced by the fact that Blanchett proposed the idea, probably giving her the greatest creative influence in the series to yet. Blanchett has already demonstrated her humorous ability in the Documentary Now! episode “Waiting for the Artist.” Therefore, her return is more than welcome.
November 2: “How They Cast Stones”
Jonathan Pryce narrates coverage of a sport in which two competitors throw boulders incessantly at one another. Indeed…quite self-explanatory.
November 9: “My Monkey Grifter”
In what looks to be an obvious parody of the Oscar-winning Best Documentary, My Octopus Teacher (2020), “My Monkey Grifter” depicts another filmmaker who has an astonishingly close relationship with a loving ape. Only instead of a loving relationship between a man and an animal, this appears to be an improbable union in nature that may be a bit excessive.
16th of November: “Trouver Frisson”
The season finale of Documentary Now’s fourth season. This appears to be a tribute to the great French filmmaker Agnès Varda and her acclaimed film Varda by Agnès (2019).
The program will follow an artist who shares a striking likeness to Varda as she attempts to demonstrate that, despite her age, she can still produce thought-provoking and fascinating art.