Nevada's finest is calling in "reinforcements" for Quibi's upcoming restart of Comedy Central favorite Reno 911!. Joining original series creators and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver in the short-form streaming service series are Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, and Carlos Alazraqui. Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio, and Mary Birdsong will be featured, with Garant, Lennon, and Kenney-Silver penning the series.
"'Reno 911!' holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for 're-boot goofin. Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate. Quibi's short format seems custom made for our show."
– Thomas Lennon
Running from 2003 to 2009 and structured as a mockumentary-style series that parodied popular "crime cam" series "such as Cops, Reno 911! developed a strong following based on the combination of the cast's improv skills with the storylines' unscripted vibe. The series popularity would lead to the silver screen, with feature film Reno 911!: Miami released in 2007.
Peter Principato of Artists First will executive produce along with Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Additional casting will be announced at a later date, and Comedy Central Productions is set to produce.
"We are very excited to partner with Ben, Kerri and Tom, three of the most gifted multi-hyphenates in comedy, to bring more of their iconic series 'Reno 911!' to the world," said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central's co-heads of original content. "Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call."
– Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads – Original Content, Comedy Central
Lennon isn't new to Quibi, having announced earlier that he had set up comedy series Winos at the streamer. In this series, Lennon plays a misguided entrepreneur who moves from Silicon Valley to Napa Valley and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success.