Apple TV+ and Lionsgate Television have secured the rights to a new TV series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg after a highly competitive bid. No title has been revealed for the project yet, but we know that Rogen will star as well as writing and directing alongside frequent collaborator Goldberg, who have worked together on hit shows like The Boys and Pam & Tommy.
Specific details about the show are under wraps, but it’s expected to revolve around a legacy Hollywood film studio attempting to navigate its way through a world where it’s increasingly difficult for art and commerce to live in harmony. So while the show is intended to be a comedy, it should touch on some timely industry issues as well.
Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory will serve as showrunners for the project while also pitching in on writing. Frida Perez, Alex McAtee, and Josh Fagen will executive produce.
Rogen and Goldberg have found critical acclaim with The Boys, while Pam & Tommy was also well received. In the last half-decade the duo have excelled at creating successful shows that comment on a lot of industry issues such as the superhero genre and a celebrity’s right to privacy, so it’s no surprise that their next show tackling similar issues was highly sought after.
This isn’t Rogen’s first foray with Apple, as he’s also attached to star in Platonic, another comedy series for the streaming platform. He can currently be seen in Steven Spielberg‘s The Fablemans, while he will voice Donkey Kong in The Super Mario Bros. Movie and star alongside Paul Dano and Sebastian Stan in comedy-drama Dumb Money.
So we should see (and hear) plenty of Rogen over the next few years. There will no doubt be more details to come about this currently untitled show. Upcoming shows on Apple TV+ include war drama Masters of the Air, Brie Larson series Lessons in Chemistry, and crime drama Bad Monkey helmed by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.