Hulu & Lionsgate Team Up For Original Series Deadbeat From Wilfred Writers

Hulu and Lionsgate are teaming up for a new original series called “Deadbeat.”

The 10-episode, half-hour series is about a “hapless but gifted male medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business,” Hulu said in a release on Tuesday.

“Wilfred” writers Cody Heller and Brett Konner co-created the show, which will be executive produced by Troy Miller and his Dakota Pictures.

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Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, are producers on the show.

“On behalf of the Hulu team, we are very proud to be working with Cody, Brett, Troy and the talented executives of Lionsgate and Plan B on this uniquely funny and imaginative show,” Charlotte Koh, head of Development for Hulu, said in a statement. “’Deadbeat’ is a welcome addition to our growing slate of smart, distinctive original programming.”

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Production on the show will begin this fall, and will be distributed via Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014.

“We’re enjoying a wonderful collaboration with Hulu and all our creative partners on ‘Deadbeat,’” said Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television Group, said in a statement. “This fun, edgy and provocative series is a perfect fit for Hulu’s audience and an exciting expansion of Lionsgate’s programming across digital platforms.”

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