‘Workaholics’ Film Canceled Weeks Before Production Started – Rolling Stone

Adam DeVine said Paramount+ told the comedy outfit they “didn’t fit their new ‘global strategy'”

The Workaholic The film was canceled five weeks before filming began, according to a new post from comedy outfit member Adam DeVine.

“Welp, Paramount+ has decided to cancel the Workaholic movie,” DeVine wrote on Instagram on Monday, Jan. 9. “Obviously this news is the loosest asshole. We were supposed to start filming in 5 weeks! P+ told us [we] do not correspond to their new “global” strategy.

Workaholic had a seven-season run on Comedy Central, beginning in 2011 and ending in 2017. The show centered on the surreal, stunted teenage antics of a trio of college friends — DeVine and costars, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm – still living together after graduation. The Workaholic the film was greenlit in 2021.

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“We are deeply hurt by this decision because we were so excited to bring the weird one last time,” DeVine added in his statement. “I’m hurt in the ass for not being able to work with my best friends anymore. I’m hurt in the butt for the fans, and I’m hurt in the butt for our loyal crew and the other cast members who will now have to scramble to find new jobs.

Despite Paramount+’s decision, all hope is not lost. The Workaholic The team pitches the project to other streamers, with DeVine saying “hopefully we can make this incredibly fun movie somewhere else.” He also noted that he, Anderson, Holm and their longtime off-screen collaborator Kyle Newacheck will discuss the film and its fate on a new episode of their podcast, It is importanttomorrow.

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