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‘Brockmire’: Hank Azaria on the Series Finale and Saying Goodbye to a Dream Role

‘Brockmire’: Hank Azaria on the Series Finale and Saying Goodbye to a Dream Role

[Note: The following interview contains spoilers for the series finale of “Brockmire.”]

If you’d have told Hank Azaria during the filming of the first season of “Brockmire” that the show would have continued for the better part of a half-decade, become a nuanced character study of a man in search of meaning, and ended in a place that had worldwide emotional and psychological relevance, he might not have believed you.

“We shot that whole first season in 22 days,” series star Hank Azaria told IndieWire. “They were longer scripts then, because we didn’t know any better. So we were shooting like 35-page scripts. It was insane. I had no idea that first season whether we’d even get anything usable, let alone be good. It was nuts.”

As it turned out, that first season was not only usable, it was sustainable. An underdog IFC comedy of sorts, the show became more than a thin sketch about Jim Brockmire, a baseball

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