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Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy Will Return in Podcast Form

Will Ferrell stands at a podium, arms raised, wearing his Ron Burgundy red suit and mustache.
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It’s no longer the era of the TV newscaster and people are getting their information in fresh new ways, namely from podcasts and outraged Twitter threads. 1970s anchorman Ron Burgundy, already a natural at outrage, is now employing his skills in both of these mediums. Will Ferrell’s character from the 2004 Adam McKay comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its 2013 sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, is starting a podcast. What’s more, he announced The Ron Burgundy Podcast on Monday by launching into a promotional twitter feud with CNN host Don Lemon:

The Ron Burgundy Podcast will come out in early 2019. It will be co-produced by Funny or Die and iHeartRadio who have given the show a 12-episode order. Given the rise of the celebrity podcast, it follows that the much loved, insufferably obnoxious albeit fictional star will attract a considerable audience.