Hulu has assembled an all-star team of musical talent for its new “Up Here” series, as Deadline reports.
Written by Steven Levenson (“Tick, tick…boom!” and “Dear Evan Hansen”) and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (“The Carmichael Show) with songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen” and “WandaVision”) and the management of Thomas Kaill (“Hamilton”), the next musical series is set in 1999 and focuses on a small-town woman (played by Mae Whitman) who comes to New York to “pursue his dreams”. These include, for Deadlineromance and the opportunity for creative interpretations of the couple’s inner thoughts, dreams and fears.
Whitman, who recently starred on “Good Girls” for NBC and appeared on “Arrested Development” and “Parenthood,” is the star. No other casting has been announced at this time.
Levenson is coming off a 2021 banner as the author of “tick, tick…Boom!” and “Dear Evan Hansen.” Lopez and Anderson-Lopez are recent Emmy winners, and Anderson-Lopez is just one Tony Award away from an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). Lopez himself has won all four awards twice, making him a two-time EGOT recipient.
If all goes as planned, production on “Up Here” will take place this summer in New York. Hulu plans to air the series over eight episodes.
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