Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of North American rights to the international hit Danish comedy series Klovn. Originally airing from 2005-2009, Klovn was the basis of last year's multi-award-winning comedy feature of the same name Klown, which The Village Voice hailed as "the funniest movie of the year." Audiences will now have a chance to see the complete 60-episode series exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning today and via digital download packages direct from official website www.klown.tv starting on July 23.
Klovn follows two wildly inappropriate friends, played by celebrated comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen (screenwriters for Sacha Baron Cohen 's upcoming feature The Lesbian) as they plow through endless jaw-dropping misadventures and boundary-busting debaucheries.
Frank Hvam told the New York Times in 2012...
"When we started the series, we made a list of 20 taboos, from racial issues to cannibalism to pedophilia to cancer; all kinds of terrible things."
They then addressed each, episode by episode. When the feature film version of Klown debuted in Denmark, it was that year's top-grossing film at the box office next to Avatar. Warner Brothers has recently tapped Clown for an English language remake with Todd Phillips producing, written by and starring Danny McBride.