Last June, Netflix announced that it had picked up Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, “the story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her shit.” (Arrested Development’s Mitchell Hurwitz executive-produced the project.) New details have now emerged, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, that the show is completely packed with stars.
Among Bamford’s guests are respected and/or controversial comedians, ’80s has-beens, and superheroes: Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Jon Cryer, Adam Pally, June Diane Raphael, Tig Notaro, Ana Gasteyer, Mira Sorvino (Oscar for Mighty Aphrodite), Dean Cain (’90s TV Superman), and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). Notaro commented on her role via her absolutely nuts Twitter:
So did Routh, who confirmed that he and Superman won’t ever be on screen simultaneously:
The star-studded list of cameos is a huge coup for Bamford and her show. She previously appeared in the Arrested Development reboot as methodone addict DeBrie Bardeaux, so she’s already comfortable working with the big names on screen. The show airs next year, #Pugwilling, but that can’t come soon enough.