Jason Sudeikis’ Best TV & Movie Roles Yet
You’ve probably seen a lot of sitcoms before, but none like “Son of Zorn”. Of course, the show was your classic fish out of the water story, but with a twist: Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) was lively, but everyone and everything around him was live. There was a reason for that, of course: Zorn is from the realm of Zephyria, and he decided to give up his warrior lifestyle for a phone sales job in Orange County, all in the goal to reconnect with his ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines) and son Alangulon (or Alan, played by Johnny Pemberton). However, upon his return, Zorn was stunned to find that Edie had a new fiancÃ© named Craig (Tim Meadows) and, perhaps most blatantly of all, Alan was now a vegetarian.
As Zorn, Sudeikis “provides the ultimate action figure voice,” according to reviewer Amber Dowling of The Envelope in his 2016 review. His character was unmistakably masculine, as Zorn himself was heavily inspired by He-Man. Sudeikis had the wisdom to inject Zorn with a lot of humanity, providing surprising moments of vulnerability. As Maureen Ryan observes in her Variety criticism, Sudeikis “injects the right amount of seriousness, recklessness and confusion into the character, whose inability to remember or uphold social norms – like, say, wearing pants – inspires many of the jokes from the series”. Illustrating some of his best instincts as an actor, Sudeikis added a serious dimension to Zorn, delivering a key leadership role in a creative and intelligent sitcom that didn’t have enough episodes to fully develop what was a intriguing concept.