Will Ferrell is going to be reviving Anchorman character Ron Burgundy for his very own podcast.
The satirically chauvinistic ’70s news broadcaster will be getting his own 12 episode podcast series, which will be released in early 2019. “Listen, I don’t know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about,” Burgundy wrote in an official statement. “I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.”
They said I ate 12 dogs! I only ate 4 dogs!!! I’m not Kobayashi for cripes sake! Anyway, old friend, was wondering if you could do me a favor.
— BurgundyPodcast (@BurgundyPodcast) December 3, 2018
The show will be co-produced by Funny or Die and iHeartRadio, and will feature Burgundy revealing breaking news through the show, as well as his new Twitter account. The account, @BurgundyPodcast, is already active on Twitter and has had a full conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon, where Burgundy discussed having his White House press credentials pulled after being accused of eating too many hot dogs in the break room.
iHeartPodcast Network President Conal Byrne also spoke about the upcoming series, saying “Ron quite literally forced us into making this podcast with him, first calling us more than one hundred times in a single day and then proceeding to actually show up at our doorstep and physically force himself into our studios.”