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Search Party


„Search Party“ ran 2016 in the festival cinema program.

If anyone is still looking for the next indie surprise in "Broad City" or "Girls" - successor: The search has ended with the "Search Party". Produced not only by "Wet Hot American Summer" joke Michael Showalter, but also by Lilly Burns, who with her company Jax Media is also behind "Inside Amy Shumer" and "Broad City," among others. And the first episode (we're showing two, by the way!) had its world premiere at the prestigious SWSX festival, where series creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers won the Grand Jury Prize for their film "Fort Tilden" in 2014. More geek credentials? The lead is played by the wonderful Alia Shawkat, whom series connoisseurs know and love as Maeby Fünke ("Arrested Development"). She plays Dory, a twenty-something frustrated by job (personal assistant!) and love, who seeks - and finds - a purpose. For her former college acquaintance Chantal has suddenly dropped off the face of the earth, and Dory harnesses her dysfunctional circle of friends, oscillating between narcissism, self-centeredness and insecurity to solve the mystery of her disappearance. The initial six-part result could have the makings of an instant classic with its U.S. broadcast beginning Nov. 21, 2016 - somewhere between "Girls," "Twin Peaks," "Broad City" and the charming mumblecore outings of one Greta Gerwig.

The makers of "Broad City" and "Wet Hot American Summer" deliver the perfect cross between indie-comedy à la "Girls" and murder-mystery in this Brooklyn-based dramedy that had its premier at this year's SWSX and is being led by "Arrested Devel- opment" alumna Alia Shawkat.