It’s the beginning of the end. IFC has announced the eighth and final season of its Portlandia TV show will premiere in the new year. The IFC release date is Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00pm. Starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein — who created the series with Jonathan Krisel — the sketch comedy is set in and films around Portland, Oregon.
When IFC renewed Portlandia for season eight, back in January of 2017, it announced it would be the final installment. As reported soon after, the good news is that while there are no definitive plans for a spin-off, Armisen has been tossing around ideas with Krisel. In the meantime, fans can look forward to Portlandia, season eight, which will feature guest stars including Rachel Bloom, John Corbett, Terry Crews, Jeff Goldblum, Rashida Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, and Krist Novoselic.
Check out this IFC press release for more details.
IFC’S PORTLANDIA RETURNS FOR ITS EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON IN 2018
Season 8 Premieres Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10PM
New and Returning Guest Stars Include Rachel Bloom, John Corbett, Terry Crews, Jeff Goldblum, Rashida Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, Krist Novoselic and more
NEW YORK – September 7, 2017 – IFC’s Emmy®-nominated comedy Portlandia is returning for its eighth and final season on Thursday, January 18 at 10PM. Created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia is a playful satire of life in Portland, Oregon. The series is Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. Season 8 will consist of 10 episodes, airing weekly on Thursday nights.
New guest stars coming to Portlandia in Season 8 include (in alphabetical order): Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, Veep), Rachel Bloom (My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live, Girls), musician Brendan Canty, John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sex and the City), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Are We There Yet?), Dan Gregor (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Cherry Jones (American Crime, Transparent), Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Parks and Recreation), Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers, Maron) Nick Kroll (Oh Hello on Broadway, Kroll Show), John Mulaney (Oh Hello on Broadway, Saturday Night Live), musician Krist Novoselic, Henry Rollins (The Legend of Korra, Sons of Anarchy), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, Reed Between the Lines), novelist Cheryl Strayed, Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Annihilation, Westworld, Creed), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Role Models) Brent Weinbach (Rad Lands, Another Period), Dolly Wells (Doll & Em, 45 Years), Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope), and singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.
Returning guest stars include Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Ghostbusters), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black, Hello, My Name is Doris), Portlandia’s Mayor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick).
In addition to their role as creators, Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel serve as writers and Executive Producers of Portlandia. Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias are Executive Producers, along with EP/writers Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner. Megan Neuringer and Phoebe Robinson join the writing team this season. Bill Benz and Carrie Brownstein return to direct along with new directors Graham Wagner and Lance Bangs. Portlandia is shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon.
Portlandia seasons 1-7 are available now on Netflix and iTunes.
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