Acclaimed director Jason Reitman is getting into the TV game. Having directed such films as Up in the Air and Juno, Reitman will direct and executive produce a new comedy series for Hulu. According to THR, Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for ten episodes of a dysfunctional family comedy called Casual.
Casual revolves around a family with “a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager.” Zander Lehmann will write the series.
Reitman commented, “I’ve long looked for the right first step into episodic storytelling. In Zander Lehmann, I have found the perfect collaborator. His writing is hilarious and provocative.” Lehmann will also produce alongside Reitman and Helen Estabrook.
Production is set to begin later this year for a 2015 series debut.