Sarah Silverman, Funny or Die Team for Political Talk Show ‘I Love You, America’

Hulu has ordered ten half-hour episodes of I Love You, America, a new comedic political talk show hosted by Sarah Silverman and produced by left-wing comedy outlet Funny or Die.

The new series will see the 46-year-old comedian “discuss the current political and emotional landscape of the country,” according to a description of the show by Variety.

The series will be produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny or Die, the comedy outlet the pair co-founded in 2007.

Reports on the new series indicate Silverman — an outspoken liberal and one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ most passionate supporters during the 2016 race — will use the show to attempt to connect with viewers who hold different political opinions.

“While it’s great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it’s crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people,” the series’ log-line reads.

The comedian has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump since Election Day. In February, Silverman called for fans to join “the resistance” in a Twitter message, and suggested the U.S. military could help overthrow Trump.

Funny or Die, founded as a pure comedy outlet a decade ago, has in recent years turned into a creative tastemaker for progressives, often skewering conservative politicians and policies. The outlet created original content for the Democratic National Convention in July, and produced several viral online skits mocking Trump during the election, including a 50-minute “lost” TV movie of Trump’s The Art of the Deal, with Johnny Depp starring as Trump.

Hulu has not yet set a date for the premiere of I Love You, America.

 

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