Showtime has announced that it has greenlit production on the pilot episode of ‘Mason’, which if all goes well, will be the first episode of a half-hour comedy per episode starring New York comedian Nathan Min (‘Joe Pera Talks with You’). Created by Min himself based on his own experiences, the network describes the series as “a surreal comedy about a quiet man named Nathan who tends to get confused with Mason, who seeks to connect with a noisy world.” Said first episode will be directed by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, also known as the Daniels and responsible for ‘Everything at once everywhere’, from this week the first A24 production to exceed 100 million dollars in gross worldwide world (and that you can enjoy on Movistar Plus+ since this past weekend). The same A24 support this project to have Min, Scheinert, Kwan and actor Steven Yeun (‘Minari. Story of my family’) as executive producers. For their part, Jonathan Wang (partner of the Daniels) and Adam Kopp (Yeun’s partner at Universal Remote) will serve as producers. “Nathan has brought to Showtime a disarmingly emotional and fun project that feels like a punch in the gut for the way he astutely conveys the challenges and doubts of being human today,” says Showtime Networks executive Amy Israel. ‘We can’t wait to see him team up with the Daniels – who have come out so strong with their incredible, mind-blowing film that has revolutionized the seemingly impossible on screen – as well as the immensely versatile Steven Yeun and our good friends at A24.’ Mason’ has every chance of becoming a brilliant and cathartic comedy for our viewers.” In addition to having directed ‘Swiss Army Man’, the aforementioned ‘Everything at once everywhere’ and in Scheinert’s case also ‘The Death of Dick Long’, the Daniels’ credits include, among others, directing the fifth episode of ‘Becoming God in Florida’, a series that Showtime decided to cancel after having renewed it for a second season due to the pandemic.
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