Moviegoers have been feasting on Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s latest film, Sausage Party, at the box office, but the duo is busy looking ahead to new projects. They now have plans delve into an artificial intelligence-filled future with Silicon Valley writer and producer Sonny Lee, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FX has given a pilot order to Singularity, a comedy written by Lee and produced by Rogen and Goldberg.
Lee’s premise explores a future society in which artificial intelligence is much more advanced than human intelligence. The writer reportedly decided to reach out to Rogen and Goldberg because its tone is similar to that of This Is the End. The duo wrote, produced, and directed the 2013 comedy flick, which starred Rogen, James Franco, Emma Watson, Jonah Hill, and more.
While Rogen and Goldberg are best known for films like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Neighbors, they have also proven themselves as TV producers. With their production company, Point Grey, they recently brought the comic book adaptation Preacher to AMC. The series debuted in May and has already been renewed for a second season. They are also behind Future Man, a pilot ordered by Hulu.
Singularity caught the attention of multiple studios and inspired bidding before landing at FX. The pilot was ordered off a pitch, which is rare, as Deadline points out. Rogen, Goldberg, and Lee’s previous work has clearly set expectations high, so it will be interesting to see what they create.
It is unclear how soon the Singularity pilot could be released — if it is at all — but in the meantime, FX has multiple other interesting new comedies to look forward to. This fall, the network will premiere Better Things from Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, as well as Donald Glover’s music-centric comedy-drama Atlanta.
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