The Big Mouth star John Oliver announced he’s leaving his popular HBO show.
The actor told Variety on Tuesday that he’s ending his long run on the comedy show after 20 seasons and that he will focus on directing and producing a feature film.
“I’m getting tired of Big Mouth,” Oliver said.
“I’m not going to do that show anymore.
I’m going to focus on what I’m doing in Hollywood.
I’ll go direct, and then when I’m done, I’ll be back on HBO.”
Oliver, who also stars in Showtime’s “Parks and Recreation,” is set to debut his new film, “The End of the World,” in theaters on April 27.
He will also be returning to HBO in April 2019.
“It’s not that I’m leaving because I’m bored,” Oliver told Variety.
“It’s because I have to focus more on my work, my movies, and my directing.
I’ve been really busy.
I need to get back to doing my stuff.”
Olivers new show will be his last, as he will be starring in the upcoming “Big Mouth 2.”
He told Variety that he has “no interest” in continuing the series after his current run ends.
“That’s just the truth.
I know that when I leave the Big Mouth show, I’m not coming back.
I don’t want to do it again.
I can’t be part of that,” he said.
Oliver also spoke about the upcoming Netflix series “Big Little Lies,” which he executive produces with his wife, Lisa Joy.
We have to take a different path.””
We are in a time where we need to do things differently.
We have to take a different path.”
The show, which is currently in production, is set for an April 30 premiere.