TBS has placed an order for pilot World’s End from writer Jonathan Ames, the creator of HBO’s Bored to Death (and author of a number of books). The half-hour comedy will star Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes. Here’s the synopsis:
World’s End follows Henry Mueller (Linklater), a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Sykes), he begins to feel “sane.” Henry starts to question the system and the methods used to contain the inmates, ultimately becoming the leader of an inmate revolt. It’s a dark comedy about an asylum that operates like a family, and as in all families, the question of who is sane and who is not is open for discussion.
Sounds good and very Ames-y! We’ll see if it makes it past the pilot stage.