Trophy Wife alum Michaela Watkins is set as the female lead in Hulu’s single-camera comedy series Casual, executive produced by Jason Reitman who will direct the opening episode. Tara Lynne Barr (Aquarius) will also play a lead in the comedy, which has recruited Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar as executive producer.
Written by up-and-coming scribe Zander Lehmann, Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother, Alex Cole, and his newly divorced sister, therapist Valerie Cole (Watkins). Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager, Valerie’s daughter Laura (Barr), who has taken on the role of adult in Alex and Valerie’s house. Reitman, Lehmann, Tigelaar and Helen Estabrook executive produce.
Saturday Night Live alumna Watkins is repped by Haven, CAA and Patti Felker. Barr is repped by APA. Tigelaar is with WME.