According to Deadline, Hulu has officially placed a full series order for Steve Levitan’s new project, Reboot.
While Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville remain the show’s leads, however, Leslie Bibb has been replaced by Judy Greer. The site says the casting change was the result of a desire to take the female lead in a different direction.
Levitan, who won several Emmy awards for his work on ABC’s Modern Family is the series’ creator, writer, executive producer, and showrunner.
The nine-time Emmy winning Levitan created, wrote, is executive producing and is show-running Reboot.
The series’s synopsis is as follows: “When Hulu reboots a late ’90s/early 2000s family sitcom (titled Step Right Up), its dysfunctional cast is forced back together and now must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world.”
Key will reportedly play a “fussy actor” who previously starred on the fictitious show. Knoxville will play a risque comedian who co-starred on the series. Greer will be the show’s lead actress.
Rachel Bloom (My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Calum Worthy (Austin and Ally), and Krista Marie Yu (Dr. Ken) co-star.
“After working thirty years in TV comedy, this is both my love letter to sitcoms and, if I’m being honest, much-needed therapy,” Levitan said in a statement.
The series will be produced by 20th Television.
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