Steve Martin and Martin Short have created a new unnamed comedy series with This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman that was just got by Hulu. The half-hour project is based on an idea that Steve Martin came up with including three strangers who are obsessed with true crime.
According to Deadline, the new upcoming series is set in New York City and these three strangers “suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a true-crime of their own.” “Longtime friends and frequent collaborators Martin and Short play two of the strangers, the third is a younger woman.” It’s revealed that New York City is expected to be a big character in the show as well.
I’m a tremendous fan of Steve Martin and I’m delighted to see that he’s producing a new series like this. As someone who likes true crime tales, this is something that could be really enjoyable to watch. Fogelman said in a statement:
“When you’re lucky enough to have lunch with Steve Martin, and halfway through the meal he says ‘hey, I have an idea for a TV show’ – it’s a pretty good day. This is as exciting as it gets.”
Martin is writing the TV show with Grace and Frankie executive producer John Hoffman, and there are plenty of actresses who have reached out to take on the leading female role opposite Martin and Short.