Reno 911! is back with the entire cast for a series revival soon to launch on the streaming service Quibi, and we now have our first look at guest star "Weird Al" Yankovic in character as Ted Nugent. A revival of the original Comedy Central mockumentary series, the new Reno 911! brings back all of our fan favorite characters with their original actors reprising their roles. As with the original series run, there are going to be some amazing guest stars a well, as Yankovic has revealed to his followers in a recent post on Twitter that he'll be appearing as famous musician and conservative political activist, Ted Nugent.
"Finally, some good news in the world," Weird Al Yankovic writes in the caption of his Twitter post. The legendary parodist adds: "After an 11-year hiatus, one of the funniest shows of all time is back! The new season of Reno 911! begins streaming on Quibi on May 4. (Oh, and I show up at one point as Ted Nugent.)" Yankovic also included a couple of photos of himself in character as Nugent, complete with the American flag cowboy hat and trademark facial hair. This certainly isn't how any of us are used to seeing Yankovic, but it's clear from the images alone that this will be a must-see cameo appearance. You can take a look at the photos in the tweet below.
Reno 911! originally aired on Comedy Central for between 2003 and 2009, with a feature film adaptation also hitting movie theaters in 2007. Following a group of inept police officers in the style of the real-life reality series Cops, the series starred Thomas Lennon (Dangle), Kerri Kenney-Silver (Wiegel), Cedric Yarbrough (Jones), Carlos Alazraqui (Garcia), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Johnson), Niecy Nash (Williams), Robert Ben Garant (Junior), Mary Birdsong (Kimball), Ian Roberts (Declan), and Joe Lo Truglio (Rizzo). All have been confirmed to appear in the Quibi revival series, even though a handful of those characters were controversially killed off during the original series run.
What separates Quibi from other streaming services is its requirement that each episode of its programming must be shorter than ten minutes in length. This means the new Reno 911! will essentially be a "bite-sized" version of the half-hour version from Comedy Central. These shows are best enjoyed on mobile devices for people who have small windows of time to fill. If the revival series is as successful as the original Reno 911!, then we'll more than likely see Quibi order more episodes for another season. Given that we have the complete original cast and amazing guest stars like Yankovic, the potential for the new Reno 911! to do very well is certainly there.
In any case, you can catch the new Reno 911! when the revival series begins streaming on Quibi starting on May 4. The photo of Yankovic as Nugent comes to us from "Weird Al" Yankovic on Twitter. You can also watch the official trailer for the Reno 911! revival series soon headed to the streaming service below, courtesy of Quibi on YouTube.