Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Posters Online
Behold the faces of the revolution
New Set Of Crimson Peak Character Posters
Tom Hiddleston gets the blues (and reds)
Disney Now Planning A Live Action Prince Charming Film
Revisionist royalty ahoy
Assassin's Creed Adds Michael Kenneth Williams
Omar comin' to the game adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 June 2015
Teaser Trailer For Stephen Frears' The Program Cycles In
Ben Foster is Lance Armstrong
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Double (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
This Is 40 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Sapphires (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Teaser For Family Tree
Chris O'Dowd finds his history

18 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: HBO

submit to reddit

Ever since we found out that Spinal Tap/Best In Show's Christopher Guest would be assembling at least some of his regular movie ensemble for a new mockumentary-style telly project, we’ve been feverishly awaiting any footage. And when you add in the presence of Empire favourite and all-round good bloke Chris O’Dowd? The expect-o-meter ticks up a few levels. Now the first footage from the show has arrived online. 

In the series, a co-production between BBC2 and HBO, the focus is on 30 year-old Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd), who loses his job and his girlfriend.

But when he inherits a mysterious box from a great aunt he never knew, he decides that instead of wallowing in depression (or spending his time doing something else, as hinted at by his father, played by Michael McKean), he’ll throw his efforts into scaling his family tree and learning a few things about himself in the process.

Guest, who co-created the series with regular collaborator Jim Piddock, has rounded up the likes of Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard and Bob Balaban for the cast. It’s set to air in May in both the US and on the Beeb, so we don’t have too long to wait.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ken Watanabe Joins Godzilla
As Gareth Edwards starts shooting
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Steven Seagal's Greatest Hits
Our leading Seagalogist charts the big man's finest moments

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Week 2 of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

10 Things To Look Out For At Comic-Con
Empire's look ahead to this week's big panels

Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)