in ,

Mae Whitman to star in Hulu musical rom-com series

“Up Here” will shoot this summer in New York


Former “Good Girls” and “Parenthood” star Mae Whitman will lead Hulu’s musical romantic comedy series “Up Here”.

Hailing from from ”Tick, Tick… Boom!” and ”Dear Evan Hansen” writer Steven Levenson, ”The Carmichael Show”‘s Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, ”Hamilton” director Thomas Kail, and the ”Frozen” and ”WandaVision” songwriting duo of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Up Here” is set in New York City in the waning days of 1999. It follows the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, as they fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that lives inside their heads.

Written by Levenson, Sanchez-Witzel, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez and directed by Kail, ”Up Here” stars Whitman as Lindsay, who has spent her entire life desperately trying to live up to the good-girl persona the world seems to expect of her. But she is sick and tired of being nice and is about to leave her small life in small-town Vermont behind to move to New York City to find out who she really is, and what she really wants.

Hulu has picked the show up for an eight-episode straight-to-series order, with filming set to begin this summer in New York.

Via ‘Deadline

Trailer : Alex Garland’s MEN

Baldwin brothers team up on family live-action/animation comedies