Jamali Maddix will investigate religious cults, political movements, underground radicals and marginalised groups for a new documentary series on Dave.
Across four parts, Follow The Leader with Jamali Maddix will see the comedian meet and observe leaders of fringe communities on the rise, aiming to find out what drives them, and why they attract so many devout followers.
Maddix said: "I've always been fascinated by cults and sub-cultures - people that choose to live as 'other'. Comedians are typically outsiders and I've made a career from observing people's behaviour and nuances from this perspective.
"With this show I want to explore the more extreme worlds people choose to live in and discover who they are and crucially WHY they do what they do."
Louis Theroux's Mindhouse Productions is producing the series, while Theroux himself will serve as Creative Director. Theroux, who has long been the mainstream's go-to guide to strange sub-cultures in series such as Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, said: "In times of great weirdness, it gives me some consolation to know that we have intrepid connoisseurs of the dark, the troubling, the downright baffling of the calibre of Jamali.
"He is the real deal: brave, funny, curious - someone who can walk the fine line of challenging and confronting where necessary but also being empathetic and kind. I'm proud to be with him on the Follow the Leader journey, wherever it may take us."
Follow The Leader with Jamali Maddix will air on Dave and UKTV Play in 2024.