By Evan DeSimone
Actor Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar, House) is set to join the cast of Hulu’s original series “Deadbeat” according to statement released today by the streamer.
Penn will star opposite Tyler Labine (Reaper) in a the supernatural comedy that follows the adventures of a bumbling medium. Penn is set to play Clyde, described as a “stoner entrepreneuer and all around good guy” who helps Labine’s Kevin Pacaligolu to monetize his psychic ability to communicate with ghosts. Together the two try to turn a profit by helping New York City’s many restless spirits settle their unfinished business.
Deadbeat is produced by Lionsgate Television Group. Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred, The Inbetweeners) are co-creators and showrunner Dan Lagana executive produces. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producers.
Production on the third season of “Deadbeat” begins October 19th with a premiere set for Spring of 2016.