Michael Cera is returning to television.
The Arrested Development grad has boarded Hulu’s Life & Beth and will star opposite Amy Schumer in the straight-to-series comedy.
Picked up in July 2019 and formerly called Love, Beth, Schumer created, directs, writes, exec produces and stars in the 10-episode scripted comedy for the Disney-owned streamer.
Here’s Hulu’s description of Life & Beth: “Beth’s life looks pretty great on paper. Impressive to everyone she grew up with. She makes a good living as a wine distributor. She’s in a long-term relationship with an attractive, successful guy and lives in Manhattan. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past, her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey toward building a more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.”
Cera will play the series regular role of John, a farmer and chef who is always honest and to the point.
The series marks Cera’s first onscreen TV series regular role since Fox/Netflix’s Arrested Development. His credits include a voice role in Childrens Hospital as well as features Superbad, Juno, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, This Is the End and Molly’s Game. He earned a Tony nomination for his role in Broadway’s Lobby Hero. He’s repped by ICM, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter Grossman.
In addition to Schumer, Kevin Kane, Daniel Powell and Ryan McFaul exec produce the series. Endeavor Content is the studio. Life & Beth is Schumer’s first scripted TV series regular role and first show since her Comedy Central sketch show that helped propel her to stardom. The Peabody- and Emmy-winning series will return for five specials on Paramount+ at a date to be determined. The series hasn’t aired since season four ended in 2016.
Life & Beth is expected to bow this year on Hulu.