Hulu has ordered a new musical romantic comedy series titled “Up Here.” The eight-episode series comes from Tony-winning playwright Steven Levenson (tick, tick… BOOM!), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show, My Name Is Earl), Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, WandaVision). The series is also likely to be released internationally on Disney+.
According to Variety, the show is set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, as they fall in love – and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads. Casting is currently underway.
Levenson will also serve as showrunner, while Anderson-Lopez and Lopez will write original songs for the series. Thomas Kail, who previously directed Broadway shows like “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” will direct and executive produce under his Old 320 Sycamore Productions banner. Jennifer Todd of Old 320 Sycamore will also executive produce.
20th Television is the studio.
Production on the series will reportedly begin this summer in New York.