Charter Communications’ premium content initiative, Spectrum Originals, has picked up the limited series “Mad About You.” The Sony Pictures Television- produced series will include original cast, as Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman. Peter Tolan is tapped to be the showrunner, and Helen Hunt will direct the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser will serve as an executive consultant. The series is scheduled to launch in late 2019.
The original “Mad About You” aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999.
“We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,” Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt said in a joint statement. “We promise you the same funny and heartwarming show – as soon as we can remember what’s funny about being older. It’s going to be great!”
Spectrum Originals is a destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service will launch with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama “L.A.’s Finest,” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Additional projects include the high-octane street race drama “Curfew,” co-produced with Sky UK, and the Lionsgate series “Manhunt.”
An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its Spectrum News services.
The number of episodes order for this “Mad About You” reboot has not been confirmed.