Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hulu Orders Animated Comedy 'Standing By' Created by and Starring Dan Levy

Hulu has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series Standing By created by and starring Emmy Award winner Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The comedy will provide a satirical look into the lives of a group of eternally bound, irritated guardian angels and the lessons they'll eventually learn from not only the dysfunctional humans they're in charge of protecting, but also each other. 

In addition to Levy, the voice cast will feature David Tennant, Natalie Palamides, Glenn Close, Poppy Liu and Samira Wiley.

Levy co-created the series with Ally Pankiw, while Danielle Uhlarik will serve as showrunner for the first season. All three will also executive produce. 20th Television, Not a Real Production Company and Bento Box Entertainment will produce.

"Standing By is about the hilarity, embarrassment, and melodrama of everyday life as observed by a team of judgmental, gossip-starved Guardian Angels," said Levy and Pankiw. "We are very excited to bring this world to life with the help of Hulu, 20th Television Animation, and Bento Box Entertainment. Not to mention an insanely brilliant cast of actors."