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Hulu Orders Supernatural Comedy Pilot From ‘Blood & Oil’ Writers

”Me and Earl and the Dying Girl“ director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is also attached to project

Hulu is nearing a deal for a supernatural comedy pilot from “Blood & Oil” writers Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt as well as “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, according to multiple media reports.

The show, currently titled “Citizen,” is said to be a new take on the superhero origin story. It will blend elements of magical realism and vigilantism, set against the backdrop of a “supernaturalized” Los Angeles.

Pate, Schutt and Gomez-Rejon will write the project together, in addition to executive producing. David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content will also executive produce. Anonymous will produce along with Paramount Television.

The streaming service also recently unveiled additional details surrounding the recently greenlit series “Shut Eye” and “Chance.”

“Shut Eye,” starring Jeffrey Donovan (“Fargo,” “Burn Notice”), takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real.

The series from Tri-Star Television is executive produced by creator and showrunner Les Bohem (“Extant,” “Taken”). Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein of Gran Via Productions also serve as executive producers.

“Chance” stars Hugh Laurie (“House,” “Veep”) as a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, the series was adapted by Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham (“Desperate Housewives,” “Prime Suspect”). They will serve as executive producers alongside Michael London (“Milk,” “Trumbo”), his Groundswell Productions, Laurie, Brian Grazer (“Empire,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson.

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