Hulu has greenlit the original comedy “Reboot” from creator and executive producer Steve Levitan (“Modern Family”) and 20th Television to series. The logline: Steeped in the irony of the television industry’s continuing inclination to “reboot” hit shows from the past, the series 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.
The series will follow Reed Sterling (Keegan-Michael Key), a fussy actor on the fictitious family multi-cam sitcom, “Step Right Up,” who graduated from the Yale school of drama and resents the show for ruining his career. Johnny Knoxville is Clay Barber, a dark and filthy standup comedian who’s only real acting job was on the same bright and sunny sitcom. Judy Greer is Bree Marie Larson, a small-town pageant girl who always dreamed of being an actress and a princess and both somehow came true. Rachel Bloom is sitcom writer with a “fresh take,” Hannah. Calum Worthy is Zack, the hyphenate movie star/hip-hop artist; and Krista Marie Yu as a tech exec turned television creative exec, Elaine.
Steve Levitan will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner. John Enbom, Danielle Stokdyk and Jeff Morton also serve as executive producers. Reboot is produced by 20th Television for Hulu.