Hulu Orders Comedy Pilot From Max Mutchnick, David Kohan & Ryan Murphy Starring Nathan Lane, Matt Bomer And Linda Lavin

In one of the more promising pieces of development to come along in a while, Hulu has ordered Mid-Century Modern, a comedy pilot from Will & Grace duo Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and uber-producer Ryan Murphy.

Nathan Lane and Matt Bomer are set to star and executive produce the series that will also star Linda Lavin. Mutchnick and Kohan will write the pilot while James Burrows will direct. Executive producers include Mutchnick, Kohan, Burrows, Lane, Bomer and Murphy. 20th Television is the studio.

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The series follows three best friends — gay gentlemen of a certain age – who, after an unexpected death, decide to spend their golden years living together in Palm Springs where the wealthiest one lives with his mother and a naked Gen Z housekeeper. As a chosen family, they prove that no matter how hard things get, there’s always someone around to remind you it would be better if you got your neck done.

Max Mutchnick and David Kohan
Max Mutchnick and David Kohan

Lane will play Bunny Schneiderman while Bomer will be Jerry Frank. Lavin will take over as Bunny’s mother, Sybil Schneiderman. A successful businessman with one foot in retirement, Bunny is forever in search of love, but he first has to be convinced he’s worthy of it. Like her son, Sybil’s strengths are her weaknesses: wise, caring, and iconoclastic – which sometimes means she’s critical, smothering and amoral. Jerry left the Mormon Church and his marriage in his early 20s after his wife informed him and the rest of the congregation that he was a homosexual. Now a latter-day saint in the literal sense of the term, Jerry is pure of heart. He is also hard of body and soft of head.

Lane is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.

Bomer is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.

Lavin is repped by Innovative and Sendoff & Baruch.

Burrows is represented by WME, Bob Broder, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.

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