Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Portlandia’ to return for fifth season in New Year

Cult sketch show starring Brownstein and Fred Armisen is available on Netflix in the UK

Portlandia – the cult sketch show co-created by Sleater-Kinney‘s Carrie Brownstein – is to return for a fifth season in the New Year.

The run of ten new episodes will begin on US cable network IFC on January 8, with Brownstein and co-star Fred Armisen flanked by an impressive array of guest stars including Jeff Goldblum (pictured), Kyle MacLachlan, Steve Buscemi, Greta Gerwig, Matt Groening, Seth Meyers and Brigitte Nielsen.

Hinting at what fans can expect from the new season, IFC teases: “This season, Portlandia will go back in time to see the origins of feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace’s long-time friendship. Plus, Bryce and Lisa start a taxidermy shop, Malcolm and Kris are a public failure as parents, Lance and Nina seek out couples therapy, and Fred and Carrie attempt to buy a home in Portland’s cutthroat real estate market.”

Portlandia is a satirical sketch show sending up the notoriously quirky US city of Portland, Oregon. It debuted on IFC in 2011 and the first three seasons are available on Netflix in the UK.

Meanwhile, last month (October) Sleater-Kinney announced details of their first album in ten years. Titled ‘No Cities To Love’, the album will be released on January 19 and the band will arrive in the UK for a series of live dates in March.