Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.
The offbeat comedy series Bored to Death, created by Jonathan Ames (author of several books, including the acclaimed graphic novel The Alcoholic), follows the misadventures of a fictional Jonathan Ames as he pursues his quixotic dream of emulating his heroes from classic private detective novels.
Bored to Death stars Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) as Jonathan Ames; Ted Danson (Damages, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm) as George Christopher, a high-profile magazine editor and Jonathan's boss; and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as comic book illustrator Ray Hueston, Jonathan's confidant. BORED TO DEATH was created by Jonathan Ames; executive producers, Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis, Dave Becky and Troy Miller; co-executive producer, Tracey Baird; producers, Michael Stricks and Anna Dokoza.