9:35am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Team With 'Silicon Valley' Writer for AI Comedy at FX
FX is looking to the future with Preacher duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as well as Silicon Valley's Sonny Lee.
Following a multiple-network bidding war, FX has handed out a pilot order to Singularity, a futuristic comedy written by Lee, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Based on an idea by Lee, the project is set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to society. Because of its similar tone to Rogen and Goldberg's feature This Is The End, Lee reached out to the duo to come on board to produce via their Point Grey banner.
For Rogen and Goldberg, Singularity marks the duo's latest TV foray. It joins AMC's already renewed comic book adaptation Preacher as well as Hulu pilot Future Man.
For FX, meanwhile, Singularity joins a comedy pilot starring Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad as the cable network is poised to launch Pamela Adlon entry Better Things and Donald Glover vehicle Atlanta.