Hulu has announced its 2017 Summer Slate, with two returning series – Casual and Difficult People – and three documentaries – Batman and Bill (the story of how Batman’s other creator gained official co-creator status); Becoming Bond (the story of George Lazenby became the one-hit wonder of the Bond films), and Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (the rise and fall of the original series that spawned the likes of Jackass).
Hulu has picked up Difficult People for a second 10-episode season.
“From our first meeting with Julie, Billy and Amy, to the spec pilot we shot with them, to Hulu’s spectacular and ongoing commitment, this has been a dream of a show. And I’m not just saying that because I’m afraid of them,” said Jeff Wachtel, President, Universal Cable Productions and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Difficult People has been given an eight episode straight-to-series order by HULU. The series – co-starring Billy Eichner (pictured) and Julie Klausener (who also wrote the pilot and will serve as an executive producer) – is about best friends whose typically irreverent behaviour keeps putting them in awkward situation.
The series is being produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Poehler and Dave Becky are executive producing. Difficult People will go into production in early 2015.