Yes, Microsoft this week announced plans for original series programming through its Xbox television division. But the plethora of postings this week that say Sarah will have an active role in one of those series are spreading inaccurate information.
The original source material for this news appears to be an April 7 Bloomberg article, which stated that one of the new series will be, ” a comedy sketch show [produced] with Silverman and Michael Cera’s JASH comedy collective.” And that article also placed Sarah’s name in its lead sentence: “Microsoft Corp. is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green….” As it is wont to do, the internet then went wild with articles that placed Sarah in the headline or the lead sentence. Misleadingly.
So what’s truth? It is our understanding that JASH has signed to do something for Microsoft/Xbox. But it’s yet unknown which JASH luminaries will actually be creating it. So don’t get your hopes up yet for weekly original content from Sarah. (By our count, if you include the Psychic Friends video, we’ve been getting new Sarah content on JASH every two months.)