‘Baskets’ is an American comedy television series that airs on FX. Created by Zach Galifianakis of ‘The Hangover’ fame, embattled and famed comedian Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel, the show is a dark comedy about the life of a failed professional clown.
A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘Baskets’, consisting of 10 episodes, first made its way to viewers’ screens on January 21, 2016. A year later, on January 19, 2017, Season 2, also consisting of 10 episodes, premiered on FX, and it was once again followed by the premiere of a 10-episode Season 3 on January 23, 2018. It should be noted here that in November 2017, FX cut all ties with Louis C.K. and his production company Pig Newton, after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against the comedian as part of the ongoing #MeToo movement.
That being said, it appears that Louis C.K.’s exit has not had an impact on ‘Baskets’ as far as the production of new seasons is concerned. Not only did FX air Season 3 after cutting ties with the comedian and his company, the network also renewed ‘Baskets’ for another season. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season.
Baskets Cast: Who is in it?
Since it is centered around the life of a failed professional clown, ‘Baskets’ has a limited number of main cast members. Show co-creator Zach Galifianakis himself plays the role of the two protagonists, failed clown Chip Baskets and his twin brother Dale Everett Baskets. Additionally, Martha Kelly plays the role of Chip’s only friend and insurance agent Martha Brooks, while Louie Anderson plays the role of Christine Basket, the mother of Chip and Dale.
The show, however, does have several recurring characters, including Garry and Jason Clemmons as Cody and Logan Baskets, Sabina Sciubba as Chip’s wife Penelope, Ernest Adams as Chip’s new boss Eddie, Ellen D. Williams as Dale’s wife Nicole Baskets, Malia Pyles as Dale’s elder daughter Sarah Baskets, Julia Rose Gruenberg as Dale’s younger daughter Crystal Baskets, and Alex Morris as Christine’s new boyfriend Ken.
We expect most of the aforementioned cast members to make a returna and reprise their roles in Season 4 of the show. As for new additions, there are none that we are currently aware about, and we will update this section if we learn of any new additions to the cast.