The Workaholics movie has been canceled. Paramount+, who hosts most of Comedy Central’s catalog, has canned the upcoming movie just a few weeks ahead of production. Star Adam DeVine announced the news via his Instagram, where he revealed that the film will not be a part of the streamer’s “global strategy.”
“Welp, Paramount + decided to cancel the Workaholics movie,” DeVine posted. “Obviously, this news is the loosest butthole. We were suppose to begin filming in 5 weeks! [Paramount +] told us don’t fit their new ‘global’ strategy…We are deeply butt hurt about this decision because we were so excited to bring the weird one last time. I’m butt hurt that I don’t get to work with my best friends again. I’m butt hurt for the fans, and I’m butt hurt for our loyal crew, and other cast members who are now going to have to scramble to find new jobs.”
He ended by saying he’s reached out to other streamers, and hopefully, “we will get to make this insanely fun movie somewhere else.”
Workaholics followed the trio of Adam, Blake, and Ders (played by DeVine, Blake Anderson, and Anders Holm, respectively, as they worked a miserable day job at TelAmeriCorp, a telemarketing company, but tried to make every day as enjoyable as they could. The show ran on Comedy Central from 2011-2017 and gained a cult following along the way and helped launch the actors’ careers.
The Workaholics movie was first reported by Vulture, who wrote about it in 2021. It was planned for the original cast to return, with the movie focusing on what it’s like to work through the pandemic.