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Seth Rogen is coming for the Illuminati—and superheroes (but not in a Green Hornet sequel kind of way). The actor and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg have lined up two new TV shows at ABC and FOX via their Point Grey Pictures production company’s deal with Sony Pictures TV. Rogen, Goldberg, and James Weaver will executive produce both shows, Deadline reports, which currently have a script commitment and penalty.
The Fox show, written and co-executive produced by Mike Rosolio (Lemmings), will be about an “ambitious M.I.T. graduate who gets a job working for a Steve Jobs–esque tech genius, only to learn he’s also a vigilante superhero by night forcing her to become the unwitting Alfred to his Batman,” Deadline says. The show will join legions of superhero-centric fare on TV (including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, and more), but it is treading fresh territory by revolving primarily around a sidekick (and a female one at that).
The ABC show, written and co-executive produced by Brad Copeland (Coffee Town), is about a young married couple dealing with life in suburbia. The twist is that one of them is in the Illuminati, that chic secret organization to which all of your favorite celebrities supposedly belong. Allegedly, the group contains a veritable who’s who of stars that’s said (by people who trouble themselves to say such things) to include Beyoncé, Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and more. If you’re not in it, are you even a celebrity? Forgive us, but you might even be . . . a Who.
Though more details have not yet been shared about Rogen and Goldberg’s take on the Illuminati world, we did manage to get an exclusive look at what the first episode might entail.
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