Having previously worked with Netflix on the Duncan Jones-directed sci-fi film Mute, Paul Rudd is heading back to the streaming giant for a comedy series titled Living With Yourself. The series will be directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) and Rudd will be playing dual lead roles.
The story is set to follow a man who is struggling in life, and decides to undergo a new treatment that promises to make him a better person. That’s all we know about the plot thus far, but we do know that The Daily Show producer Timothy Greenberg will serve a showrunner, while Dayton and Faris will direct all eight episodes of the show’s first season.
The series sounds interesting, and it’s more proof that the industry has thoroughly changed over the last decade or so. Can you imagine someone who starred as a superhero on the big screen in one of the biggest franchises doing a TV series 10 years ago? But nowadays it’s no surprise to see Netflix and co. snapping up huge stars for shows like this.
Although Rudd has had a very successful movie career, he has dabbled successfully on television to. Most notably, he played Phoebe’s significant other in the latter seasons of Friends and more recently collaborated once more with Netflix on the Wet Hot American Summer spinoffs, First Day At Camp and Ten Years Later.
Rudd will next be seen in Avengers 4 (as will most of Hollywood, it seems), but Living With Yourself is currently set to be his next major commitment. Hopefully more details regarding the show will reveal themselves shortly.