Mae Whitman (Good Girls) is set to lead Up Here, a music comedy series for Hulu from tick, tick… BOOM! writer Steven Levenson, The Carmichael Show writer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Hamilton director Thomas Kail, per Deadline.
Up Here is “set in New York City in the waning days of 1999. It follows the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, as they fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that lives inside their heads.”
Whitman will play Lindsay, a young woman “who has spent her entire life desperately trying to live up to the good-girl persona the world seems to expect of her. But she is sick and tired of being nice and is about to leave her small life in small-town Vermont behind to move to New York City to find out who she really is, and what she really wants.”
The music will be written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the songwriting duo famous for Frozen and most recently WandaVision. The series was given an eight-episode first season order with Kail directing and Levenson and Sanchez-Witzel writing, and production is set to get underway in New York this summer.
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