The first official trailer for the independent comedy Brigsby Bear has just made its way online. Based on an original screenplay written by Saturday Night Live player Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello and helmed by SNL segment director Dave McCary, the new independent comedy feature sets out to tell a remarkably irreverent tale of one man’s journey to bring a popular children’s TV series back on the air after it abruptly ends.

Bolstered by an all-star cast of lead actors including Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, and Andy Samberg, Brigsby Bear saw its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it proved to be an immediate hit with audiences in attendance. Thus far, it’s tracking well with critics on Rotten Tomatoes where it has a 90% approval rating based on twenty reviews overall, and the trailer shows a little bit of what makes the new movie so special.

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