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Hulu Orders New Musical Series, ‘Up Here’

Hulu is in development on a brand new musical romantic comedy and has been given an eight-episode series order, Deadline has learned. The series titled Up Here is from Tick, Tick… BOOM!‘s writer Steven Levenson, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show, My Name Is Earl), Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, WandaVision).

Kail, who directed the Disney+ Hamilton, will direct Up Here, which is written Levenson, Sanchez-Witzel, Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The “Agatha All Along” and “Into The Unknown” duo will write original songs for the series.

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Up Here will be set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, as they fall in love – and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads.

The project is currently casting with 20th Television and Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore Productions co-producing. Production is schedule to begin this Summer in New York City. Jennifer Todd is also on board to executive produce.

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