Netflix to Release Comedy About Eurovision Starring Will Ferrell

    Will Ferrell. Photo by Dan Steinberg/REX/Shutterstock (9640814b)Will Ferrell 'Holmes and Watson' film presentation, Inside, CinemaCon, Las Vegas, USA - 23 Apr 2018

    Netflix is filming a new comedy series about the Eurovision Song Contest, and it’s going to star Will Ferrell.

    The competition is a popular event in Europe, though it might not be as popular in the U.S. It’s likely that, with this move, Netflix is targeting more international subscribers.

    Ferrel has been a Eurovision fan for a long time, as The Guardian reports. His wife is from Sweden, and she introduced him to this competition.

    Besides starring in the new show, Ferrell will also co-write it together with Andrew Steele.