Can you ever really get enough Paul Rudd? Hopefully not, as Rudd is co-starring with himself in Netflix’s new “existential comedy” series ‘Living with Yourself’. Rudd portrays Miles, “a man who is struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife Kate (This Way Up‘s Aisling Bea), his career, and his very identity.”
The Netflix original series ‘Living With Yourself’ is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better?
The eight-episode series was created by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Timothy Greenberg (‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’), who serves as showrunner. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (‘Little Miss Sunshine’) directed. Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Jeff Stern (Looking), Tony Hernandez (Younger) and Jeff Blitz (Trial & Error) serve as executive producers.
In addition to announcing ‘Living with Myself’ and offering the show’s logline, Netflix has released six first-look photos, which you can check out below:
This will be Rudd’s first starring role on television. He previously made appearances on ‘Friends’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, and ‘Sisters’. He also previously appeared on Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’. (Rudd had co-starred in the original cult classic comedy film these were based on.) Also for Netflix, he appeared in the original films ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’, a rare dramatic turn from Rudd, and Duncan Jones’ sci-fi thriller ‘Mute’.
So far, Rudd (and Rudd) and Bea are the only known stars. ‘Living with Yourself’ will arrive on Netflix, globally, on Friday, October 18.
Source: TV Line