Brockmire - Season 1 !EXCLUSIVE!
Brockmire is an American sitcom that premiered on April 5, 2017 on IFC. The show stars Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet, and Tyrel Jackson Williams, with J. K. Simmons guest starring in the third season. Azaria plays a baseball play-by-play announcer based on a character he created for a comedy web series in 2010. IFC renewed the series for a third season and a final fourth season. The series finale aired on May 6, 2020.
Brockmire - Season 1
On February 22, 2016, it was announced that IFC had given the production, a comedy series based on the Brockmire character, a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The series was set to be written by Joel Church-Cooper and directed by Tim Kirkby. Executive producers were expected to include Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby, Mike Farah, and Joe Farrell.
On April 5, 2017, right before the series premiere, it was announced that IFC had renewed the show for a second season consisting of eight episodes. On March 29, 2018, it was announced that IFC had renewed the series for a third and fourth season. On December 12, 2019, the fourth and final season was announced for a spring 2020 premiere.
In October 2018, it was announced that Tawny Newsome and Martha Plimpton had been cast in recurring roles for season three and that George Brett, Bob Costas, Richard Kind, Linda Lavin, J. K. Simmons, and Christine Woods would make guest appearances.
In season one, baseball scenes of the show were filmed at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia. Parts of season one, and the majority of season two, were filmed at Coolray Field in Gwinnett County, Georgia. In season three, filming took place at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
The first season of Brockmire met a positive response from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 94% of 18 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.7/10. The website's consensus reads, "Brockmire insinuates itself as the series goes on, elevated by assured, compelling performances from Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet -- and a raw humor all its own." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 79 out of 100 based on 15 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
He's currently nominated for a Critics Choice Award for best actor in a comedy series for his role in the IFC series "Brockmire." It's a dark comedy in which Azaria plays a talented baseball announcer with a drinking problem whose life takes some strange and surprising turns. Azaria was also an executive producer of the show. All four seasons of "Brockmire" are available for streaming on Hulu, Amazon Prime and other platforms.
And, you know, I wasn't totally ready for it. I was in a little bit of denial about the dark truth of where we were going right up until first day of shooting. Our director of the entire first season was a guy named Tim Kirkby, who's a British guy, brilliant director. He directed the pilot of "Fleabag," which I think we have, in some ways, a similar tone to it. And I do my first take with Amanda, you know, at the bar, and I feel kind of good about it - you know, did my thing.
DAVIES: We're speaking with actor Hank Azaria. He stars as a baseball broadcaster with a very colorful life in the IFC series "Brockmire." The show's four seasons are now available on multiple platforms. We'll be back after a short break. This is FRESH AIR.
DAVIES: This is FRESH AIR. Let's get back to the interview I recorded last year with actor Hank Azaria. You'd know him from his many voices on "The Simpsons" and other roles. He stars as a baseball broadcaster whose life takes some strange turns in the IFC series "Brockmire." When we spoke, the show had begun its fourth and final season.
DAVIES: Yeah. He comes back in Season 4 in another funny little moment of confrontation between the two of you. Season 4, the final season, it's set in the future. I don't know how much you want to give away, but you want to tell us what's - a little bit about what's coming in Brockmire's life and the future of baseball?
DAVIES: We're listening to my interview with Hank Azaria. He stars in the IFC series "Brockmire." We spoke last year when the show began its fourth and final season. The series is now available on multiple streaming platforms. After a break, he'll talk about some of his other roles, including many characters on "The Simpsons." Also, Justin Chang reviews the new thriller start Denzel Washington and Rami Malek. I'm Dave Davies, and this is FRESH AIR.
DAVIES: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Let's get back to the interview I recorded last March with actor Hank Azaria. He's known for voicing many characters on "The Simpsons." He currently nominated for a Critics Choice Award for best actor in a comedy series for his role in the IFC series "Brockmire." All four seasons are available for streaming on Hulu, Amazon Prime and other platforms.
DAVIES: Our guest is actor Hank Azaria. He stars as a baseball broadcaster with a very colorful life in the IFC series "Brockmire." The series has ended after four seasons. You can watch the series on multiple platforms. This is FRESH AIR.
DAVIES: This is FRESH AIR. Let's get back to my interview with actor Hank Azaria. You might know him from a host of voices on "The Simpsons" and many other roles. He stars as a baseball broadcaster whose life takes some pretty strange turns in the series "Brockmire." We spoke to him last year, as the series began its fourth and final season.
A very sweaty Jim Brockmire (Azaria) is having a tough start to the new baseball season: Maggie (Christine Woods) dumped the troubled play-by-play announcer mid-marriage proposal, who also (separately) now finds himself without a key sponsor.
"From the beginning, Brockmire was conceived as a four-season story, and we are so proud to see it written and produced to its creative conclusion," IFC Executive Director Blake Callaway said in a statement. 041b061a72