Bo Burnham and Netflix went together like peanut butter and jelly this year after their original special Inside created and instantly became a hit with fans around the world. The streamer, however, doubled down on his love for Burnham and managed to secure the streaming rights to his cult 2013 TV series. Zach Stone is going to be famous. After Burnham became a fan favorite on YouTube and released his first EP and two albums, he got the chance to put his mad genius on TV, and sadly the whole thing only lasted for 12 episodes before it was released. be canceled.
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is co-created by Burnham and Dan Lagana, but Burnham is also an executive producer, screenwriter and star. The series sees the musical comedian as the main character who hires a film crew to follow him and film his life like a reality show, doing everything possible to parody the life of YouTube, the 2010s era and the pursuit of the glory to have a life with meaning. Burnham starred in the series alongside Kari Coleman (The Amazing Spider-Man) as a mother, Tom Wilson (Back to the Future) as a father, as well as Cameron Palatas, Caitlin Gerard and Armen Weitzman.
“I kind of designed the show as a comparison to myself, to be like, I was not that personBurnham told Variety in 2013. âI certainly wasn’t the kid who just wanted to be famous for no reason and then found comedy. Fame and all that has always terrified me a little bit, and it makes me very anxious. Unlike Zach, who is passionate about it. The idea of ââglory and notoriety, even infamy, appeals to him so much. So, yeah, it’s a little worrying when people think I am. Like, the person I literally created to be the antithesis of me, people think that’s me. ”
For the finalists, watching Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is a necessary step when looking at Burnham’s overall production as a creator. Not only does he occupy a unique place in his musical career, but it set him on the path to his 2018 feature film Eighth Grade, which he wrote and directed and which clearly has many thematic similarities.
The good news is, all three of Burnham’s specials and his TV series are available to watch on Netflix!