'Bust Down' Rebuffs Black Excellence In Teaser For Peacock Comedy Series On Black Middle America
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'Bust Down' Rebuffs Black Excellence In Teaser For Peacock Comedy Series On Black Middle America

In the first teaser trailer for the series, Peacock’s Bust Down makes it clear they aren’t here to be excellent.

The Lorne Michaels-produced series stars actor-comedians Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay and Chris Redd as “four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America, and the massive mess they manage to make out of it.”

“We wanted the Bust Down trailer to reflect the absurdity of the show,” said the cast in a statement on the trailer received by S&A. “This isn’t about warming hearts or giving voice to the voiceless. Our show is about finding comedy in the unimportant. Each episode these four characters escape societal pressures to strive and excel by digging themselves further into a metaphorical hole, which led us to this concept.” 

On the series as a whole, the quad said, “Bust Down is rooted in our friendship. Every character is a hyperbolic version of how we see each other, and every story is inspired by the bad choices we each naturally make out in the world. There aren’t a lot of straight comedies right now where people truly go for jokes that are raunchy, irreverent, and complicated, and at its core that’s what Bust Down is all about. We believe true equality is being able to make a show about nonsense the same way white people have been doing forever. We just wanted to make something so f*****g hilarious that it makes people laugh so much that they miss jokes and then have to circle back to watch again.” 

It is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video. Andrew Singer, Hilary Marx, Knight, Kerman, Jay and Redd also serve as executive producers. Richie Keen directed the series.

Watch the trailer and view first-look photos below:

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