Sacha Baron Cohen is back with a brand new character and series, and we're honestly pretty excited about what to except. The Brothers Grimsby actor has teamed up with Showtime for a comedy reportedly called Who Is America?, which dropped the first teaser on Sunday, July 8.
Though details of the series have been kept under close wraps, Variety reports that it's in the same vein of his interview-based Da Ali G Show, which aired on HBO in the US and Channel 4 in the UK. Showtime released two promos (above) for the mysterious program, which is set to premiere on July 15, and described the main character as "shameless," "unhinged," and "cold-blooded," but didn't confirm the title. They also said it might be "perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television." Nothing to be anxious about there, of course!
According to posters hanging in Park Slope, Brooklyn, however, the show will apparently be called Who Is America?. Cohen broke his silence by setting up a Twitter account and sending out his first tweet on July 4:
The comedian also released the first official teaser for the show on Twitter and Instagram. The teaser shows us Dick Cheney signing a waterboard kit (which is really just an empty gallon of water) and short flashes of episodes. The teaser asks you to "Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year . . ." Thinking back on everything that has happened in the past year, there's no doubt we're in for an interesting series.