Paul Rudd is heading back to the small screen in an upcoming comedy on Netflix called Living With Yourself.
Rudd, playing a dissatisfied man struggling with life, tries a radical new treatment program. The specifics of this treatment program is still unclear, but he somehow ends up living with an identical version of himself, albeit one that is significantly better-equipped to handle most aspects of life that he struggles with.
Netflix Orders New Comedy ‘Living With Yourself’
The series will be directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, best known for their critically acclaimed 2006 comedy Little Miss Sunshine that was nominated for a number of Oscars. Michael Arndt won for writing the screenplay, and Alan Arkin also won for his portrayal of Edwin Hoover, a heroin-snorting retirement home evictee.
Rudd will, of course, play the two roles, and the show will primarily be about him trying to become a better person, Variety reports.
Both Dayton and Faris are directing all eight episodes. Timothy Greenberg created the show, and he will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. Tony Hernandez, Jeff Blitz, and Rudd himself will also serve as executive producers.
Paul Rudd’s Latest TV Work
Rudd was last seen as Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp and before that, as Cactus Bill in the Netflix original film Mute.
Although he works primarily in film, Rudd has had some minor appearances in TV over the years, including small roles in Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter; Bob’s Burgers; Nightcap; and most recently, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, which debuted on Netflix in 2017.
Netflix says Living With Yourself is a “fresh and inventive philosophical comedy,” as per The Hollywood Reporter. The article also suggests Rudd will only star in the show’s first season.
Suppose Netflix orders even more seasons, would those follow entirely different characters going through the same treatment? It seems like an interesting premise, although that is pure guesswork for now.
Netflix has yet to set an official release date for Living With Yourself, but perhaps it will begin streaming in 2019, maybe a little later in the year. Netflix is notorious for making surprise drops, however.
The streaming service dropped a completely new show back in 2016 called The OA that became a viral hit, and it also surprisingly released The Cloverfield Paradox earlier this February after a Super Bowl ad. Time will tell if Netflix plans to drop Living With Yourself in this fashion, so stay tuned.