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Steve Buscemi to star in new AOL original series

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Steve Buscemi is looking to trade the boardwalk for a park bench.

AOL announced Wednesday that it will launch a new original series, titled Park Bench, starring New Yorker Steve Buscemi as he gives “a local’s take on the special people, places and spirit of The Big Apple.” And how will he do that? Well, Buscemi will partake in unscripted conversations with fellow New Yorkers (with a few of Buscemi’s famous friends thrown in for good fortune).

Park Bench will follow Buscemi as he discusses “everything from pop culture to current events” with others, giving viewers a glance inside his daily life.

“Having lived and worked in New York my whole life, I’m ready to take advantage of all it has to offer,” Buscemi said in a press release. “I just need to lay down for five minutes.”

Production on Park Bench is scheduled to begin this month, with plans for the show to launch on AOL’s “AOL Originals” platform.