Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd in talks to star in Netflix’s Living With Yourself


Paul Rudd, star of the anticipated summer movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, may star in a new Netflix original series called Living with Yourself.

That Hashtag Show reports that Paul Rudd would star in the philosophical comedy as George Elliot. Elliott, who starts the series disenchanted with his life, emerges from a spa treatment as a better man. The show will examine the question of whether people really wish to improve from various perspectives.

The half-hour scripted series comes from Timothy Greenberg, who’s produced The Daily Show, The Detour, and Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas. He will serve as executive producer alongside Jeffrey Blitz, who won an Emmy for directing The Office, as well as Anthony Bregman, Tony Hernandez, and Jeff Stern.

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In addition, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton are in talks to co-direct the series’ eight episodes. Faris and Dayton are best known for co-directing the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine. They have a distinct, quirky style that could give Living with Yourself a unique look and feel.

The series wouldn’t be Rudd’s first time on Netflix. He appeared in the streamer’s recent movie, Mute, and its two Wet Hot American Summer series.

Rudd is a welcome presence in pretty much everything in which he appears. In Living with Yourself, he could be counted on to bring an affable, everyman vibe to a story that intends to tackle some weighty issues. His easy-going demeanor would likely make the series more accessible, helping audiences to embrace the show.

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The series seems like a potential slam-dunk for Netflix. With Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ending next year, the streaming service will have an opening for another smart comedy with characters that viewers will want to spend time with. Living with Yourself could certainly fit the bill if executed well.

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