Streaming site Hulu has netted single-camera comedy THE WAY I AM from Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar and musician Ingrid Michaelson in a competitive situation. The script was penned by duo and Michaelson is attached to star.
The project is loosely based on Michaelson’s life, described as being at the height of her musical career, even if everyone thinks she’s Lisa Loeb. The title of the series comes from one of Michaelson’s most successful singles, which hit No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007 and was featured on the album Boys and Girls.
Michaelson has been looking for a starring vehicle for some time. She will be releasing a five-song duets EP, Alter Egos, which will feature re-imagined versions of songs from her album It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense.
Prior to Casual, Tigelaar worked on the television series The Astronaut Wives Club, Bates Motel, and Nashville. Casual returns on Hulu next month for its third season. She also has the comedy The Middlesteins in development at Showtime.
Emily J | TV Editor