By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun
5:05 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
Update (6/3): "Drunk History," the humorous, alcohol-influenced history lesson from Lutherville native Derek Waters, will make its series debut on July 9 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. The first season will consist of eight episodes.
Although he's lived in Los Angeles for years now, Waters is still a diehard Baltimore sports fan. He closed his email with, "How bout dem O'S?!?!"
Last October, Comedy Central ordered a pilot episode of "Drunk History," a viral video series that presented boozed-up re-enactments of American events that was created by Lutherville-native Derek Waters.
The company must have liked what it had seen, as "Drunk History" was recently picked up for an eight-episode season, according to Waters and various media reports. The first episode will air sometime this summer, Waters said in an email message.
The show will be produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the three-man team of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, Deadline reports. Waters will be the show's executive producer. "Drunk History," which has featured A-list actors such as Ferrell, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and others, racked up millions of hits when its videos were picked up by Funny or Die, Ferrell and McKay's comedy website.
There are few details about the show as of now, but Waters posted this photo on Instagram that seems to tease a future "Drunk History." Last year, he said each episode of the show would focus on one American city — so perhaps that photo is from an upcoming D.C. episode.
You can read my profile of Waters here.
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