Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have elected to go their separate ways. The producing duo have brought out the best in each other over the last two decades. Together, the duo has created classics such as Step Brothers and Talladega Nights. More recently, the two worked together on the upcoming Netflix series, Dead To Me. In a surprising move over the weekend, the duo announced that they would split ways in the future.
In a joint statement, Ferrell and McKay wrote, “The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions. We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years.” The duo added, “The two of us will always work together creatively and always be friends. And we recognize we are lucky as hell to end this venture as such.”
The two did not give details surrounding their decision to split, but it could be the result of their differing pursuits. In recent years, McKay has turned his attentions to projects such as The Big Short and Vice. Meanwhile, Ferrell has focused his attention on comedic productions such as his Anchorman podcast.