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Rubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.
This is the second series for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at Netflix and the fourth for CBS Studios after American Vandal, the upcoming Insatiable, and the drama Unbelievable.
DC already has Matt Reeves’s Batman, Todd Phillips’s Joker standalone with Joaquin Phoenix, Joss Whedon’s Batgirl in the works, and The Flash solo film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, plus the upcoming Aquaman and Shazam!, and sequels to Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad.
Winston, a writer and consulting producer on ABC’s Dr. Ken, will write and exec. produce the pilot about a 25-year-old guy who goes to Austin to confess his love to a friend from camp.
Lea Seydoux had previously been cast as the superhero film’s female lead back when Rupert Wyatt was directing the comic book movie for 20th Century Fox.
Streaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.
Police Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.
Emmy-nominated actress Lizzy Caplan is going from doing sex research on Showtime’s Masters of Sex to fighting off aliens in Universal Pictures’ forthcoming pic Extinction. The Tracking Board has confirmed that Caplan will join Michael Pena for the sci-fi thriller about a man trying to save his family from an alien invasion.
FX has tapped Damon Wayans Jr. to star in the FX comedy Singularity, executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey banner. The pilot was picked up by FX after a bidding war from multiple networks.
In DC comics lore, Bruce Wayne took an orphaned Dick Grayson under his Batwing and eventually they teamed up to fight crime together in Gotham City.
Suicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us
Oh, Hello on Broadway stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have booked hosting duties at next month’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The event will air live on IFC on February 25.
New Girl stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson are developing Henchman, a new single-camera comedy series at Fox that follows a man fighting to find the balance between his family and pursuing his dream of being a successful henchman.
Fox is working with Chris Garcia and The Lonely Island trifecta, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone for a potential series based on Garcia’s real-life story about how his immigrant parents lied about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education.
Broad City co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson is teaming with FX to develop the comedy Meaty while Hilary Winston is developing a series based on a Norwegian comedy series.
There have been talks and rumors circulating about a sequel to the Saturday Night Live sketch-turned-film MacGruber, which gained a cult following after being a box office flop in 2010. But based on a tweet from Jorma Taccone, it looks like MacGruber 2 is gaining some traction.
Netflix’s upcoming comedy Little Evil has tapped Parks and Recreation alum Adam Scott and former Lost star Evangeline Lilly to star. They will join a cast which also features Owen Atlas, Bridget Everett, Clancy Brown, Donald Faison Chris D’Elia, Brad Williams, Marcus Terrell Smith and Tyler Labine.
Loving director Jeff Nichols is finalizing a deal write and direct Alien Nation, a remake of the 1988 sci-fi thriller which also spawned a TV series, for 20th Century Fox.
The truth is out there — and it’s about to get funny. Fox has tapped comedy favorites, Adam Scott and Craig Robinson to star in Ghosted, a riff on The X-Files.
Community favorite Alison Brie is joining the throngs of Netflix stars for the second time, with a starring role in the upcoming comedy GLOW. The series’ title is an acronym for Glorious Ladies of Wrestling and is inspired by the 1980s women’s wrestling league.
Andy Samberg is reuniting with Murray Miller and HBO for the sports mockumentary Tour De Pharmacy. Miller penned the script, and Jake Szymanski will direct and co-produce.
Nick Kroll’s animated series Big Mouth has received a ten episode order from Netflix. Kroll created the series with his real-life best friend Andrew Goldberg.
Office Christmas Party sent out a couple more invites this week as the ensemble holiday comedy added Veep’s Sam Richardson and SNL’s Vanessa Bayer.
Eight years after Superbad won over comedy fans everywhere, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are re-teaming for a new dark comedy series entitled Maniac, based on the Norwegian format, with True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga set to direct. That and more in our daily TV casting round-up!
Forte and Wain will come together for a darkly comedic drama about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, who wrote the iconic comedies Animal House and Caddyshack before his life was cut tragically short.