After winning his first Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance in Apple TV+‘s The Morning Show Season 1, Watchmen alum Billy Crudup is continuing to strengthen his partnership with the streamer as he signs on for the lead role in their new comedy-drama titled Hello Tomorrow!. Crudup is currently in production for the upcoming second season of The Morning Show which is expected to return later this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hello Tomorrow!, which hails from Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jansen, has officially been given a 10-episode straight-to-series order.
Set in a retro-future world, the half-hour long series will see Crudup portraying the role of Jack, the leader of a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares. Jack is being described as a talented and ambitious salesman whose unshakeable faith in a brighter tomorrow inspires his co-workers, revitalizes his desperate customers, but threatens to leave him dangerously lost in the very dream that sustains him.
Produced by MRC Television, Hello Tomorrow! is written and created by Amit Bhalla and Lucas Jensen, with Jonathan Entwistle set to helm the series. On top of starring, Crudup will also be serving as an executive producer along with Bhalla and Jansen. Other executive producers include Mortal Media’s Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, and Noah Weinstein.
Crudup’s notable film credits include: Almost Famous, Big Fish, Mission: Impossible III, Public Enemies, Jackie, Alien: Covenant, Spotlight, and Jackie. Apple TV+’s Hello Tomorrow marks the acclaimed actor’s first major TV project as the lead in a long while since starring in 2011’s TV film Too Big to Fail and 2017’s Gypsy.