You probably thought you’d never see Todd Margaret again, what with the last of his increasingly poor decisions ending with his blowing up the world. Nowhere to go from there, right? Silly Yank! Never underestimate David Cross.
The creator and star of IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret — about an American wrongly tapped to run the London sales office for Thunder Muscle energy drink — has figured out a way to bring back the darkly comedic cult show that signed off in 2012. So, after nearly a four-year slumber, the show has been revived with six more episodes (the first three of which air from 10-11:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.), a slew of returning cast members (Will Arnett, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Russ Tamblyn, and Amber Tamblyn) and a streamlined title (Todd Margaret).
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As you will see in this scene from the season 3 premiere, things seem to be a wee bit off-kilter, and not just because Todd has a lot more hair than we remember and Doug is being played by Jack McBrayer instead of Spike Jonze. “There he is! What’s it been, three years? I’m surprised to see you after that last episode,” says Doug in a metawink as he enters Todd’s office.
What’s going on, you ask yourself and then Cross? Here’s how he tees it up to EW: “Well, it’s clear that this is a physically and behaviorally different Todd Margaret and Doug Wilts, but why? Why, how? What’s happening?! Good Lord above and below, it makes no sense! Will someone please help me to understand why my world has gone all topsy-turvy?!?!? All in due time, my children, all in due time.”
Click on the video to check out the new Todd. Or, to put it another way: To the dreamatorium!