Paul Rudd To Co-Star With Himself For New Netflix Comedy

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Paul Rudd is fresh off his reprisal of Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and now he's joining the growing list of high profile actors to star in their own Netflix series. Rudd might have a leg up on past celebrities to make the jump to the streaming service, however, as the actor is set to co-star alongside himself in a fresh and interesting-sounding new comedy. Rudd will be up against a copy of himself in the upcoming series from an award-winning producer called Living With Yourself.

Paul Rudd's dual roles in the series isn't through a twin sibling, but rather the wonders of science as the series' description reads that his character "undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person." Unfortunately for Rudd's character, he finds out that the process has simply created a new and presumably better version of himself that has replaced him. Living With Yourself seems to take a grim turn with a comedic twist, as Rudd's character soon learns the worst enemy he has in life is this new version of himself.

Living With Yourself will have eight-episodes in Season 1, and will hail from Peabody Award-winning producer Timothy Greenberg. TVLine reports Greenberg will executive produce alongside Paul Rudd, the series' directors Dayton and Valerie Faris, and others. Greenberg has served as a consulting producer behind the TBS series The Detour and has been a long-standing producer of The Daily Show. The executive producer credit is a rare title for Rudd, who has only served under that title for one other series in his career, Party Down.

Executive producing may be a rarity for Rudd, but appearing on Netflix originals is not. The actor's latest high-profile romp on the platform came via Duncan Jones' sci-fi film Mute, and he reprised his role as Andy in the limited revival runs of Wet Hot American Summer. Living With Yourself is another chance for the actor to strut his stuff in a television series, a genre he's no stranger to. That said, Paul Rudd's television presence is typically limited to side characters and brief cameo appearances, so it will be interesting to see how viewers react to him playing not one, but two leads in a comedy series.

Living With Yourself doesn't have a release date at this time, but when it's ready, viewers will be able to get acquainted with it on Netflix. For a look at what shows are coming to the platform in the meantime, be sure to visit our handy Netflix premiere guide. Those more interested in what's happening with cable television in the coming months are in luck, as CinemaBlend has the scoop with our summer and fall premiere guides. For more on Paul Rudd, read up on why those scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp may be more important to the MCU than fans may think.

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