Cat Deeley talks to dead people in her exciting new role.
The British actress and “So You Think You Can Dance” host will co-star on Hulu’s new supernatural comedy series, “Deadbeat,” TheWrap has learned.
“Deadbeat” follows Kevin Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine), a ne’er-do-well medium who helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business.
Deeley will play Camomile White, who’s both a nemesis and love interest to Labine’s Kevin. She’s described as a charismatic, beautiful celebrity medium who has parlayed her fame into a multi-faceted business empire and is a celebrated author of ghost erotica. She has a public persona as America’s Supernatural Sweetheart but behind-the-scenes is a manipulative, aggressive businesswoman.
Aside from hosting Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” since 2006 — which earned her three Emmy nominations, Deeley has appeared on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” HBO’s “Life’s Too Short” and TV Land’s “The Exes.”
Executive producers Brett Konner and Cody Heller (“Wilfred”) are writing the series, which will be directed by exec producer Troy Miller (“Arrested Development”). Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are exec producing for Brad Pitt‘s Plan B.
Hulu gave the scripted half-hour comedy a straight to series order for 10 episodes. Plan B is producing with Lionsgate TV financing the series. Production is currently underway in New York City.
Deeley is represented by WME, Silver Lining Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.