“Drunk History” will continue to give its inebriated history lessons for another season, Comedy Central announced Friday.
Announced during the network’s time at the winter TV press tour, the comedy series has officially been renewed for a fifth season, following its star-studded fourth season last year. Network president Kent Alterman, joked when announcing the renewal, saying, “More ‘Drunk History?’ Say no more.”
Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, both of whom also split up directing duties on the series, “Drunk History” features a revolving door of cast members, as each episode features a particular celebrity telling a true story from our nation’s history, while also heavily drunk. Meanwhile, the celebrity’s storytelling is used as a voice-over narration as the episode cuts back to historical reenactments of the story featuring other celebrities and comedians, acting out every single thing the narrator says, including even the most ridiculous or drunk comments.
Last year, “Drunk History” received some major attention when it aired a special Alexander Hamilton-themed episode, narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, featuring acting by Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Hale, and more. Miranda was just the tip of the iceberg of other guest stars that appeared throughout the season, though, with other notable cameos coming from Kat Dennings, Thomas Lennon, Rachel Bilson, Jenna Fischer, Dave Grohl, Vanessa Bayer, Ed Helms, Colin Hanks, and more.
“Drunk History” has been one of Comedy Central’s most original and unique series for the past few years, and with the series’ continually growing popularity, this renewal doesn’t come as much of a surprise from the network.
Commenting on the season renewal, Waters joked, “So excited and grateful to do a fifth season. Oh what a ride it’s been! Thank you for driving me home.”