Hulu Orders Amy Poehler-Produced 'Difficult People'

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Hulu announced today that it has given a straight-to-series order for Difficult People, a new Hulu Original series executive produced by Amy Poehler and starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.

The description is as follows:

Difficult People hails from Julie Klausner (Billy on the Street) who stars alongside Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner. As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations. Klausner wrote the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer for the series.

This follows recent announcements of Casual, from Jason Reitman and 11/22/63 based on the Stephen King novel.

"I tend to enjoy funny people creating and starring in comedy programs, and Julie and Billy are the funniest around," said Poehler.

“Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner, and Julie Klausner are a dream team of comedic possibilities. We look forward to bringing this hilarious view of the world to Hulu with our partners at Universal Cable Productions,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu.

Other recent pick-ups for Hulu include Hunters, Childhood’s End and Magicians at Syfy; and Colony, Stanistan and Mr. Robot at USA.

More on the Hulu blog.

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