Hulu has green-lit comedy Reboot to series by Steven Levitan and 20th Century Television.
20th Century Television announced on Monday that Judy Greer would star as the female lead role of Bree Marie Larson in the upcoming comedy series replacing Leslie Bibb from American Housewife, who was initially announced for the lead role.
Hulu has ordered the Original comedy Reboot, from creator and executive producer Steve Levitan (Modern Family) and 20th Television to series.
Judy Greer will star opposite previously announced Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville, replacing Leslie Bibb in the role of Bree.
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Submerged in the irony of the television’s industry ongoing obsession to “reboot” past hit shows, the series commences when Hulu reboots a family sitcom from the early 2000s, coercing its dispersed cast back together. Now the characters will deal with their unsolved matters in the fast-changing contemporary world. You might see more of the characters in the much-anticipated and upcoming series if you watch Hulu day after day.
Greer links with the formerly announced cast which includes Keegan-Michael Key as Reed Sterling, a stingy actor on the fictional Multicam family sitcom, “Step Right Up,” who is a graduate from the Yale School of drama and envies the show for tarnishing his career.
Knoxville stars as Clay Barber, a crude and murky standup comedian whose sole real acting role was on the same buoyant series. Rachel Bloom of My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is playing Hannah, a sitcom writer with a “fresh take.”
Calum Worthy from Hulu’s The Act is playing Zack, a movie star/hip-hop performer and Krista Marie Yu from Fox’s Last Man Standing stars as Elaine, a past tech executive. Lastly, Greer notches the lead role of Bree Marie Larson, who is, as per the press release, “a small-town pageant girl who always dreamed of being an actress and a princess and both somehow came true.”
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The cast was revealed in the pilot stage of the Reboot.
Steven Levitan, who earned eight Emmys for directing, writing, and producing Modern Family of ABC as well as an Emmy for Best Comedy in 1996 for producing Frasier for NBC, has written, created, and is executive producing the Reboot.
“Steve’s incredible track record speaks for itself. Modern Family was brilliant and massively appealing, making millions upon millions of viewers laugh week-after-week and quickly becoming a global sensation,” stated Jordan Helman, Head of Scripted Content of Hulu. “We’re honored that Hulu will be home to Steve’s return to television with Reboot and given our slate of successful comedies such as Only Murders in the Building, Pen15, Ramy and more, we know our viewers will devour this hilariously meta satire.”
Karey Burke, President of 20th Century Television, added, “Steve Levitan is a comedy genius and his idea for Reboot is as hilarious as it is timely. We’re thrilled that our friends at Hulu love this sly, wildly funny look at the television comedy business as much as we do. And the spectacular cast Steve’s assembled speaks to both the quality of the writing and the appeal of this platform as a home for smart, high-quality television. Everyone jumped at the chance to come on board.”
“After working thirty years in TV comedy, this is both my love letter to sitcoms and, if I’m being honest, much-needed therapy,” expressed Levitan.
Danielle Stokdyk, John Enbom, and Jeff Morton are also serving as Executive Producers. The Reboot is produced by 20th Century Television for Hulu.
Greer is represented by Artists First and CAA. The SAG-nominated star is freshly featured in Halloween Kills and will also be seen in the film Hollywood Stargirl by Disney Plus, directed by Julia Hart. She is presently recording HBO’s limited series White House Plumbers about the scandalous break-in at Watergate Hotel that aided the collapse of President Richard Nixon. In the past, she featured in the horror-comedy Good Dog, part of Hulu’s Into the Dark movie series. However, Finding the appropriate comedy series might be challenging at times, but Hulu has made it simple for you by delivering the best comedy movies ever.
Some of her forthcoming ventures include the independent feature Mabel and the NBC/Blumhouse limited series The Thing About Pam.