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Matt Bomer & Nathan Lane Tapped For “Golden Girls-esque” Pilot At Hulu

From the 'Will & Grace' creators and Ryan Murphy

by Dave Elliott

Hulu has cast Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane in pilot ‘Mid-Century Modern’, which is described as a “Golden Girls-esque” comedy from Max Mutchnick & David Kohan, creators of ‘Will & Grace’, alongside producing machine, Ryan Murphy.

The comedy follows three best friends (and gay gentlemen of a certain age…) who, after an unexpected death, decide to spend their golden years living together in Palm Springs where the wealthiest one lives with his mother and a naked Gen Z housekeeper. As a chosen family, they prove that no matter how hard things get, there’s always someone around to remind you it would be better if you got your neck done.

Nathan Lane (‘Only Murders in the Building’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘The Gilded Age’) plays Bunny Schneiderman, a successful businessman with one foot in retirement. Bunny is forever in search of love, but he first has to be convinced he’s worthy of it.

Matt Bomer (‘White Collar’, ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Fellow Travelers’) plays Jerry Frank, who left the Mormon Church and his marriage in his early twenties after his wife informed him and the rest of the congregation that he was a homosexual. Now a latter-day saint in the literal sense of the term, Jerry is pure of heart. He is also hard of body and soft of head.

The duo are joined by Linda Lavin (‘B Positive’, ‘Alice’, ‘9JKL’) as Bunny’s mother, Sybil. Like her son, Sybil’s strengths are her weaknesses: wise, caring, and iconoclastic… which sometimes means she’s critical, smothering and amoral.

The pilot for the potential series is created and written by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who are best known for creating the beloved sitcom ‘Will & Grace’. The legendary multi-award-winning James Burrows (‘Will & Grace’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Frasier’, ‘Taxi’, ‘Big Bang Theory’) will direct the pilot. Mutchnick, Kohan, Burrows, Lane, and Bomer exec produce alongside the industry straddling Ryan Murphy (‘9-1-1’, ‘Glee’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Pose’, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and many more!) 20th Television serves as the studio.

‘Mid-Century Modern’ is currently only a pilot, so might not go to series (although given the people involved, I find that unlikely!) We’ll let you know when we hear more!

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