Derbez’s first TV gig in six years follows his Overboard movie with Anna Faris earlier this year. The Amazon Lol series will see Derbez lead an all-star cast of Mexican comedians from stand-up, character, improvisational and physical comedy, among other styles. The cast members will battle for a grand prize of one million Mexican pesos.
The series is showrun by Juan Maldonado of Litopos Producciones and is produced by Derbez and partner Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios and Endemol Shine Boomdog.
The new series is an adaptation of the Japanese Prime original series in Japan, Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents Documental, where ten comedians bet money in an “anything goes” battle.
The Derbez show is will premiere later this year on Prime Video.