Michael Cera boards Amy Schumer Hulu comedy Life & Beth
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera is making a return to television via the Amy Schumer straight-to-series Hulu comedy Life & Beth. The Arrested Development star will play the series regular role of John, a farmer and chef who is always honest and to the point.
The 10-episode series, formerly titled Love, Beth, was picked up in July 2019 and was created, directed, written and executive produced by Schumer. Kevin Kane, Daniel Powell and Ryan McFaul also serve as executive producers.
Here’s the synopsis: “Beth’s life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey toward building a more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.”
Cera’s previous television credits include Arrested Development, which ran for three seasons on Fox before finding new life on Netflix in 2013. The actor made the leap to the big screen with films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Superbad, Juno, This is the End and Molly’s Game, among other notable credits.