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The National's Matt Berninger is making a TV show about his life

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According to Pitchfork, The National frontman Matt Berninger is developing a TV show about his life, and he says he’s “hoping it’s a comedy.” Berninger is working his writer Carin Besser (who is also his wife), his brother Tom, and Australian filmmaker Trent O’Donnell. Berninger dropped that reveal during an interview with Australia’s Double J radio, during which he also noted that the “tone” will be similar to the 2013 National documentary Mistaken For Strangers—which was directed by Tom Berninger. Rather than a mockumentary-type production, though, it sounds like the plan is for it to be a traditional scripted series that, again, might be a comedy.

Berninger went on to say that the plan is for him to play himself on the show along with his brother Tom, and he’ll play a guy who is in a band, but everyone else will be an actor. Pitchfork doesn’t say if this is an actual thing that might actually air somewhere someday, but Berninger says that it’s so far off that it “won’t see the light of day this year.”


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