Paul Rudd to star in Netflix's philosophical comedy 'Living With Yourself'
After charming the audience with his amiable character in 'FRIENDS' and the dorky superhero in 'Ant-Man', Rudd is now back on Netflix for its latest comedy series.
Paul Rudd is now extending his relationship with Netflix by signing in for the upcoming Netflix comedy series 'Living With Yourself'. Coming from the directors of 'Little Miss Sunshine' Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the eight-episode series is supposed to incline more towards being a philosophical comedy.
The 'Ant-Man' star will play the role of a man, who takes up dual roles when he undergoes a treatment in order to become a better person. Turns out nothing really changes in him, except for the fact that he is now a new and improved version of himself, which further reveals that he is his own worst enemy. As the comedy asks the question "Do we really want to be better?", Netflix has declared the show as a "fresh and inventive" philosophical comedy. Creator Timothy Greenberg who was a part of the Peabody- and Emmy-winning team behind 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' will serve as the executive producer, along with the Oscar nominees Dayton and Faris.
While the additional cast is yet to be announced, the show will be overseen by Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern, and Jax Media's Tony Hernandez, Russ, and Jeff Blitz will also executively produce. The show was originally ordered to pilot at IFC in February 2017, when Rudd was not attached with it. The comedy was supposed to be one of the multiple projects that were to be released back to its creatives since IFC's budget wasn't quite the amount that the producers had assumed. As Netflix's deal was underway since February, the show was immediately picked up by the streaming channel.
Rudd has recently been the buzz of the town due to his movie 'Ant-Man and the Wasp', which he also co-wrote. The sequel which has already grossed more than $430 million globally, will be opened in China, Japan, and other places this month. 'Living With Yourself' will probably be Rudd's return to Netflix after he took up his role as Andy in multiple 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series sequels. However, his most memorable role still remains Mike, the adorable dorky pianist who swept the weirdo Phoebe off her feet in the 90s sitcom 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'.