The Now: Dave Franco to star in new Quibi comedy series
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quibi has officially given a series order to Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s forthcoming comedy series titled The Now with Dave Franco (Now You See Me, Neighbors) attached to portray the lead role of Ed Poole. This project will be Franco’s second major TV role since starring in the final season of the hit medical comedy-drama Scrubs which had ran on-air for nine seasons from 2001-2009.
Written by Oscar winner Peter Farrelly (Green Book), The Now will follow the story of a suicidal man named Ed Poole, who achieves clarity when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes that the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and live in the present.
The series is a production by Anonymous Content which will be co-written by Steve Leff and Pete Jones. The Farrelly brothers, who is known for directing comedy films such as Dumb and Dumber, Hall Pass and The Three Stooges, will also be serving as the series’ directors. Anonymous Content founder Steve Golin and Jeff Okin are set as executive producers.
Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch on April 6, 2020, with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. It has a number of projects currently in development. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwick, Steven Spielberg, Paul Feig, Anna Kendrick, Laurence Fishburne, and Don Cheadle are eight of the many producers and talents who are working hard on the production of the said projects
The streaming service, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is set to feature series that run two to four hours in length and are broken down into parts that are no longer than 10 minutes in length.