What’s better than a show starring Paul Rudd? How about a show starring two Paul Rudds?
there’s no set release date yet, fans of the affable, adorable, and famously ageless Rudd have something new to look forward to: a Netflix comedy series called Living with Yourself (via The Wrap) in which he’ll play a man who undergoes a procedure to transform into a better version of himself. He’ll also portray the new and improved version, and the two Rudds will clash, presumably in a hilarious fashion.
This, of course, isn’t Rudd’s first turn on Netflix. He appeared in both Wet Hot American Summer spinoff series, First Day of Camp and Ten Years Later, and later starred in the Duncan Jones-directed Mute. Though Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man has been a nonstop delight thus far, it’ll be fun to have him on the small screen again, especially since we’ll get to see some range through the dual roles.
The first season of Living with Yourself—which was initially slated to air on IFC, but hey, their (probable) loss—will run for eight episodes, and no further information has been released about the cast. We do know that the series’ creator and showrunner is Timothy Greenberg, who was an executive producer on the Jon Stewart incarnation of The Daily Show and consults on TBS’ The Detour. Co-directing and executive producing the show will be Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who previously collaborated on Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks, and Battle of the Sexes. Here’s hoping the show lives up to the movies and TV shows that came before it. Given the multiple Rudds, we’re feeling pretty optimistic.
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