Netflix nabs Eric Andre comedy Bad Trip
James R | On 16, May 2020
Netflix has nabbed the worldwide rights to Eric Andre comedy Bad Trip.
The hidden-camera project from the comedian follows Andre and Lil Rel Howery as two best friends who go on a cross-country road trip full of pranks.
From Jackass producer Jeff Tremaine, the film is directed by Kitao Sakurai, who has helmed AdultSwim’s The Eric Andre Show.
The film, which was set to debut at the cancelled SXSW festival, was reportedly released by accident on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year in the USA, before being swiftly taken down. While that was long enough for it to be pirated online, that hasn’t stopped Netflix being happy to swoop and snap up the project. The deal with MGM’s Orion Pictures will see the film debut online worldwide at some point in the near future, instead of its original plan for a cinema released in October in the US.
Netflix has previously acquired the rights to The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani, which was also planned to be released in cinemas before the coronavirus pandemic closers theatres across the globe. The Lovebirds will be released on Netflix on 22nd May. Other films getting early digital releases include My Spy, nabbed by Amazon Prime Video, and Trolls World Tour and The King of Staten Island, both Universal titles in the UK.
Bad Trip is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.