According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by
Released by NBC in 1983, "Manimal" was immediately skewered for its cheesy effects and campy vibe — and the fact that the good doctor rarely turned into anything other than a panther or hawk. It was canceled after just eight episodes. Somehow, though, the show managed to wedge itself in a corner of pop-culture consciousness.
McKay and Ferrell, whose many collaborations include the "Anchorman" films,
"I think it's right down our alley," McKay told Deadline. He also quipped, "Like 'The Catcher in the Rye' or 'The Sound and the Fury,' 'Manimal' has always been one of those elusive projects every producer dreams of taking to the silver screen."
A director for "Manimal" has yet to be named, but Jay Martel and