After three years of static, “Documentary Now!” fans can rejoice: the Emmy-nominated docu-comedy series is returning for a fourth season to IFC and AMC+ sometime this year.

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Dame Helen Mirren resumes her hosting duties for six brand-brand-new episodes of the show, which parodies a broad selection of standards and also lesser-known gems of the documentary genre.


Details on three of the 6 titles have been announced, via more to come. “Two Hairdressers in Bagglyport,” an homage to fashion documentaries “3 Salons at the Seaside” and also “The September Issue,” profiles a hair salon owner and also her staff in the little seaside village of Bagglyport as they prepare their yat an early stage stylebook.


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Next off up is “How They Threw Rocks,” which draws inspiration from “When We Were Kings” along with other exploratory sporting activities epics. The episode chronicles the Welsh sport of Craig Maes, also recognized as “Field Rock”, and the iconic 1974 bout dubbed “The Melon vs. The Felon.”

In a homage to “My Octopus Teacher,” last year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, “My Monessential Grifter” adheres to a filmmaker that forms a deep, emotional, and financially taxing relationship through a monkey that may have ulterior motives.

Guest stars for “Seaboy 53” have actually yet to be announced. Last season’s roster consisted of John Mulaney, Bobby Moynihan, Owen Wilkid, Michael Keaton, Natasha Lyonne, Michael C. Hall, Taran Killam, Richard Kind, Paula Pell and Cate Blanchett among others.


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Another unknown is whether or not Bill Hader will go back to the screen after his lack last seachild. In the meantime, catch up on Seasons 1-3 (Seasons 50-52, if you will) on Netflix and iTunes.

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“Documentary Now!” is created and executive developed by Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and also Rhys Thomas. Alex Buono and also Broadmethod Video’s Lorne Michaels and Anattracted Singer also executive develop. The series is directed by Thomas and also Buono, via John Mulaney and also Erik Kenward serving as consulting producers. Alice Mathias is co-executive producer, with David Cress, Matt Pacult and Tamsin Rawady serving as producers.