Lamorne Morris (“The New Girl”) is set to star in Hulu’s half-hour single-camera comedy pilot “Woke” inspired by the life of “The K Chronicles” cartoonist Keith Knight. Knight will pen the script alongside Marshall Todd, with Mo Marable to direct the pilot which films in January.
The story revolves around an African-American cartoonist who is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now he struggles to navigate his day-to-day existence while animated objects invade his reality. [Source: The Live Feed]
Netflix and McG have set up a fourth collaboration on Nzingha Stewart’s feature “Tall Girl” penned by Sam Wolfson (“Finding Carter”). Described as akin to a John Hughes classic, the story follows 16-year-old Jodi who, at more than six feet tall, falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student and then gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle – leading her to get over her insecurities about her height. McG, Mary Viola, and Corey Marsh are producing the project which begins filming in January. [Source: Deadline]
Hulu has released the first trailer for “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” director Desiree Akhavan’s new six-episode comedy series “The Bisexual”. Akhavan stars as Leila, a woman coming out of a long-term relationship with a woman and begins exploring her sexuality in ways she never has before – namely fooling around with men with awkward and hilarious consequences. Maxine Peake and Brian Gleeson co-star in the series which hits Hulu on November 16th.
King of the Hill
Hulu has announced that all thirteen seasons of Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ animated series “King of the Hill” are now available exclusively in their streaming library in a deal that expands their agreement with 20th Century Fox Television. The reveal comes five years after the series disappeared from Netflix. [Source: Hulu]
Kevin Can F— Himself
AMC has reportedly opened a writers rooms to generate scripts for a series project from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. The practice allows time to flesh out story arcs and the world of a show before the cabler commits to a series order.
Titled “Kevin Can F— Himself” and created by Valerie Armstrong (“Lodge 49”), the story revolves around the secret life of a sitcom wife, examining the trope of the beautiful woman married to a ‘caveman-like husband’ from her POV. The series will alternate ‘between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness’. [Source: Variety]