Netflix has another series in the works, this time with Paul Rudd. The new series will be called “Living With Yourself” and comes from creator Timothy Greenberg with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (the Oscar-nominated Little Miss Sunshine, Battle of the Sexes). Netflix has already ordered eight episodes of the comedy for the first season.
The show will be another scripted comedy and Rudd will star as a man struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person. He finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version, revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Rudd will star in season one of the philosophical comedy, Netflix teases the series with the question “Do we really want to be better?”. Netflix stopped short of announcing a release window at this time but more information and other casting announcements will be released when the series enters into production. Timothy Greenberg, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winner, will serve as creator, showrunner, and executive producer on the project. Rudd recently starred in “Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a film that also co-wrote. The popular sequel grossed $430 million at the global box-office and will open in China, Japan and other markets later this month.
In September Netflix will release “Quincy,” a new documentary about the legendary Quincy Jones. That project was directed by Jones’s daughter Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On). The documentary was produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from Quincy Jones Productions. The film will launch globally on Netflix on September 21 and will have a limited theatrical release.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones says. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”
“There is really no one like Quincy, the sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man,” said Alan Hicks.
Quincy Jones’s career as a composer, conductor, best-selling author, multi-media entrepreneur and producer spans decades. He stands today as one of the most successful and admired artists of the entertainment world and was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.