Christopher Guest and Chris O’Dowd collaborating on Family Tree

In news that should please comedy geeks the world over, America’s pre-eminent mockumentarian Christopher Guest is teaming up with everyone’s favourite Irishman, Chris O’Dowd, for a new TV show.

Deadline reports that HBO has given a “straight-to-series order” for Guest and O’Dowd’s Family Tree.

O’Dowd will star in the documentary-style comedy as a 30-year-old who begins to investigate his family’s lineage following the loss of his job and his girlfriend.

Guest will also star in the show, alongside regular collaborator Jim Piddock.

Discuss: A perfect pairing?

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