Monday, January 10, 2022

Comedy 'Reboot' Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville Ordered to Series at Hulu

Hulu has today given a series order to the original comedy series Reboot starring Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!, Key & Peele) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass). 

Steeped in the irony of the television industry's continuing inclination to "reboot" hit shows from the past, the comedy begins when Hulu reboots an early 2000's family sitcom, forcing its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today's fast-changing world.

In addition to Key and Knoxville, the comedy will star Judy Greer, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy, Krista Marie Yu and Michael McKean.

Multiple Emmy Award winner Steven Levitan (Just Shoot Me!, Modern Family) created the comedy. He will executive produce with John Enbom, Danielle Stokdyk and Jeff Morton. 20th Television will produce. 

"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," said Jordan Helman, Head of Scripted Content, 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."

"After working thirty years in TV comedy, this is both my love letter to sitcoms and, if I'm being honest, much-needed therapy," added Levitan.