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Los Angeles, May 2, 2023 – Conan O’Brien’s award-winning podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend announced a new podcast miniseries, The Lost Hans & Franz Movie. The four-part podcast series — featuring comedy legends Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, and Kevin Nealon — will drop new episodes weekly beginning Wednesday, May 17th.

The Lost Hans & Franz Movie is a Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend audio miniseries about Hans & Franz, a movie musical that was never made. Hans & Franz was originally a screenplay written by O’Brien, Carvey, Smigel, and Nealon, based on the 1980s Saturday Night Live sketch starring Carvey and Nealon. Although it was in development at Sony, then Columbia Pictures, in the early 1990s, the musical was never made into a motion picture but would have starred Carvey and Nealon, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger (playing himself and other characters in the script).

“Revisiting this madness with Dana, Kevin, and Robert was insanely fun,” said O’Brien. “Sometimes, the projects that aren’t made make me laugh the hardest.”

The podcast miniseries’ cast comprises the original four writers: O’Brien, Carvey, Smigel, and Nealon. In each episode, they will read selected scenes from the screenplay and then use them as a jumping-off point to reminisce and riff about this formative time in their lives.

Carvey recently referenced the film script on O’Brien’s podcast, which was the catalyst for the new miniseries, as the team thought it would be fun to revisit this project. After several meetings, Team Coco secured the rights to read the script for the podcast and will air this podcast miniseries on the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend feed. Universal Pictures R-rated comedy Strays is the presenting sponsor of The Lost Hans and Franz Movie, a special Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend miniseries.

Subscribe to the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend feed @ to be the first to hear The Lost Hans & Franz Movie episodes when they drop on 5/17/23.