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CBS All Access Orders Three New Series, Including Will Ferrell Comedy

Will Ferrell is taking his talents to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is one of the minds behind three exciting new series recently ordered by CBS's streaming service CBS All Access.

Ferrell will produce the half-hour comedy No Activity alongside his Anchorman partner Adam McKay and Funny or Die. The show centers around a drug cartel bust and follows two low-level cops who have spent way too much time in the car together; two criminals who are kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven't clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who are in too small a space considering they've just met. Patrick Brammall, who acted in the Australian series on which the show is based, will star; additional casting has yet to be announced. The show is set to premiere later this year.

Strange Angel comes from Black Swan's Mark Heyman and the book by George Pendle of the same name. The drama follows the life of Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles. By day, Parsons helps form the discipline of American rocketry, but by night, he is a performer of sex magick rituals and a follower of the occultist Aleister Crowley. Ridley Scott will executive produce the series alongside A Ghost Story's David Lowery, who will also direct. No stars or episode count have been announced yet, but the drama is said to explore "the intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction."

The last series, $1, is a mystery-thriller set in a Rust Belt town in post-recession America. In the thriller, the passing of a single dollar bill connects a group of characters involved in a multiple homicide. The series is said to paint a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides, with the town's secrets being spilled into the open by the path of the dollar bill. Arsenal's Jason Mosberg created the series, with The Leftovers' Craig Zobel set to executive produce and direct.

CBS All Access is currently home to The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight, although it will soon also host the highly-anticipated Star Trek: DiscoveryDiscovery was initially set to be the first show to debut on the platform, but it was delayed multiple times; it will finally hit the airwaves in September. According to CBS Interactive president Marc DeBevoise, the plan is for the platform to have at least one show per quarter with the ultimate goal being four or five scripted originals per year.

"CBS All Access is dedicated to delivering inventive, premium original programming for our subscribers and creating opportunities for world-class content creators to find new, creative ways to tell stories," said DeBevoise. "The addition of Strange Angel, our first series based on original IP; No Activity, our first comedy series; and $1, an innovative thriller, builds on the tremendous momentum CBS All Access has generated in its first season of original programming with The Good Fight and the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery."

There is no word on when either of the other two series will air. While we wait for No Activity and the rest of CBS All Access' exciting upcoming slate, see some of the TV shows that will blow you away this year.