Adam Devine shared the news that the Workaholics movie has been cancelled by Paramount+, just five weeks before it was to start filming.
Just when things were about to get weirder, actor Adam Devine announced on Instagram that the Workaholics movie was scrapped by Paramount+. Per a report by Deadline, the Righteous Gemstones star stated that the film, a continuation of the Comedy Central hit Workaholics, no longer fit Paramount’s “global” strategy, and has been officially axed. The film was five weeks away from starting production.
Devine lamented in the caption of his post by listing all the reasons he was “butt hurt” about Paramount’s decision. “I’m butt hurt that I don’t get to work with my best friends again. I’m butt hurt for the fans, and I’m butt hurt for our loyal crew, and other cast members who are now going to have to scramble to find new jobs.” The Workaholics movie was announced in February of 2021, and Devine has been hyping the project while promoting his latest show, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, which has already been renewed for a second season on Peacock.
“I’m butt hurt that I don’t get to work with my best friends again. I’m butt hurt for the fans, and I’m butt hurt for our loyal crew, and other cast members who are now going to have to scramble to find new jobs.”Adam Devine on the Workaholics movie being cancelled
The news comes as a major blow to fans ready for a Workaholics movie; the lovable trio of slackers ended their seven season run on Comedy Central in 2017. According to Devine, he and his Workaholics co-creators, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm, are ready to shop the project at other streaming services. Devine, Anderson, Holm, and their Workaholics collaborator, Kyle Newacheck, plan to discuss further details about the project’s fate on the next episode of their This is Important podcast, which Devine said in his post will drop tomorrow.
Plot details about the Workaholics movie have been kept under wraps, but Devine has called the project “insanely funny”. The original series follows the lives of three best friends who live and work together as telemarketers in southern California. The Emmy-nominated series was a fan-favorite on Comedy Central from 2011-2017.
Though the Workaholics movie has been let go at Paramount, its three stars are still hard at work on other projects. In addition to his Bumper in Berlin series, Adam Devine will appear alongside Blake Anderson in the upcoming film The Out-Laws, on which Devine is also credited as a producer. The film, which also stars Pierce Brosnan, Nina Dobrev, and Michael Rooker, follows a bank manager who, after his bank is robbed during the week of his wedding, suspects that his soon-to-be in-laws are also a gang of ruthless out-laws.
Anders Holm also has his plate full outside of the Workaholics movie, as the actor is set to appear in the upcoming Muppets Mayhem show, as well as Apple’s Godzilla series. The show will follow a family digging into its own past in the aftermath of Godzilla’s battle with the Titans. The series is listed as ‘In Production,’ and a release date is not yet known.
Even with Devine’s announcement, the saga of the Workaholics movie is likely far from over. Adam Devine commented that Anderson, Holm, and he have put the finishing touches on a hilarious script, and given the popularity of the series and its cast, the project has a strong chance of finding a home on another streamer (given that MTV Entertainment Studios pursues other options). In any case, the cast of Workaholics will be serving up plenty more entertainment in the coming months, and will have more details about Workaholics on tomorrow’s edition of their podcast.