IFC, Eagle Rock Celebrate Monty Python31 Mar, 2009 By: John Latchem
IFC and Eagle Rock Entertainment are preparing a six-episode documentary series to celebrate the 40th anniversary of British comedy troupe Monty Python.
Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) will air exclusively in the United States on IFC Oct. 4-10. Deleted scenes will be available online prior to the series premiere at www.IFC.com. Following its television run, Eagle Rock will distribute the documentary on DVD.
The six-parter will feature interviews with surviving Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, plus archive footage of the late Graham Chapman. The documentary also will examine the group’s impact on pop culture, with interviews from Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Izzard, Olivia Harrison, Steven Merchant, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Roth, Seth Green and others.
“This is the documentary I always hoped that would be made,” said Terry Jones. “Something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don’t need to watch it.”