This just may be ludicrous enough to work.
E! is developing a half-hour mockumentary series in the spirit of HBO’s true-crime smash The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, with ex-American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman starring as a serial-killer version of himself.
Tentatively titled Quest 4 Truth: Dunkleman, the satire imagines an alternate universe where Dunkleman — despondent after making the billion dollar mistake of walking away from Idol — becomes a suspected serial killer.
Psych leading man James Roday co-created the project with Ben McMillan (Max and Shred) and both will serve as exec producers alongside Craig Chapman.
The cast also includes Ethan Sandler (Crossing Jordan), Julianna Guill (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Vik Sahay (Chuck) and newcomer Jack Sweeney.
An E! rep declined to comment for this story.