Tim Minchin to star with David Duchovny in Californication

The comic will play an eccentric rock star in the new season of the edgy drama series


Musical comedian Tim Minchin has landed a role in the upcoming sixth series of black comedy drama Californication, which follows the exploits of David Duchovny’s sex-addicted writer, Hank Moody.


Minchin will play eccentric rock star Atticus Fetch – “Bowie, Bono and Lennon all rolled into one”, according to Deadline – who helps turn Hank’s novel God Hates Us All into a Broadway musical called A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. 


In a case of life pre-emptively imitating art, Minchin’s own adaptation, Matilda: The Musical, based on the children’s story by Roald Dahl, recently won a record seven Olivier Awards