Wilfred is an American television comedy series based on the Australian series of the same name created by and starring Jason Gann in both versions, which follows a suicidal young man who forms a friendship with his neighbour's dog Wilfred, who everyone sees as a normal dog but who appears to him as an Australian man in a cheap dog suit.
While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.
Wilfred is based on the critically-acclaimed Australian series of the same title and was adapted for FX by David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad, King of the Hill).
Zuckerman also serves as Executive Producer along with Rich Frank, Paul Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park and Joe Connor and Ken Connor of Renegade, producers of the Australian version of the series.
Jason Gann serves as Co-Executive Producer. Co-Executive Producer Randall Einhorn directed the pilot plus nine additional episodes of Wilfred's first season and Victor Nelli, Jr. directed three.
Wilfred is produced by FX Productions. The Australian version of Wilfred was written by Jason Gann and Adam Zwar, directed by Tony Rogers and produced by Jen Livingston.
The series originally premiered in the USA on FX on 23 June, 2011. It moved to FXX for the fourth and final season.