Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hulu Orders Comedy 'Chad Powers' Created by and Starring Glen Powell

Hulu has today given a series order to the original comedy series Chad Powers created by and starring Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick, Anyone But You). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The comedy is based on the sketch produced by NFL Films and Omaha Productions that aired on ESPN+ as part of Eli's Place. When bad behavior nukes hotshot QB Russ Holliday's college career, he disguises himself and walks onto a struggling Southern football team as the talented, affable Chad Powers.

Powell co-created the comedy with Michael Waldron. They will executive produce with Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Jamie Horowitz, Ben Brown and Adam Fasullo. 20th Television, Omaha Productions and Barnstorm Productions will produce.

"We're both diehard college football fans," said Powell and Waldron. "When we saw Eli as Chad Powers, we knew that was the way into a big, fun story about this world. We're excited to be part of this team, and can't wait to get chad in the game. Think fast, run fast."

"The love for Chad Powers has surprised me in spectacular ways," added Eli Manning. "I played 16 years in the NFL, but now when I'm in a restaurant or walking through an airport, it's not uncommon for fans to scream, 'Hey Chad!' I'm so excited to team up with my friends Glen Powell, Michael Waldron and Omaha Productions to continue to tell the Chad Powers story and see what he does next."