Ferrell showed up on Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show in character as Ron Burgundy on Wednesday, where after a dazzling flute solo and some insulting
banter with O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter he made the announcement.
Ferrell’s Anchorman co-stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who have both gone on to major movie success since the original hit theatres in 2004, will also return to reprise their roles as dim-witted, lamp-loving Brick Tamland and fashionable lead field reporter Brian Fantana, Deadline.com reported.
Anchorman followed the often surreal and outrageous adventures of Burgundy, a top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s, and his gang of out-of-touch buddies as they delivered the news in the then male-dominated world of broadcasting.
Their cosy careers — and Burgundy’s love life — get shaken up when female anchor Veronica Corningstone, played by Christina Applegate, enters the newsroom.
Anchorman 2 will be produced by comedy king Judd Apatow, along with Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. McKay will direct, while he and Ferrell will script the film.