It’s been a weird few years for Jim Carrey. Without going into any publicized aspects of his personal life, his public life has been filled with some confusing interviews, interesting forays into painting, and a recently panned drama (Dark Crimes) which managed to score a 0% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Now, the actor/artist has re-teamed for a new Showtime series from Michael Gondry, who had previously directed Carrey in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

In ‘Kidding’, Carrey plays Jeff Pickles, a Mister Rogersesque children’s show host who seems to be going through some of the same existential dilemmas that Carrey himself has faced in recent years. The trailer has definitely got our attention and we can’t wait to see more.

In his first series regular role in over two decades, Jim Carrey stars as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds, who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when Jeff’s family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. Starring Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener and Judy Greer. Don’t miss the series premiere of Kidding Sunday, September 9 at 10/9C.