Former Raising Hope star Lucas Neff is set as the male lead opposite Allison Tolman in the ABC comedy pilot Downward Dog.

The pilot, a co-production between Legendary TV and ABC Studios, is based on the web series produced by Animal Media Group abclogoand creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen. It centers on a disorganized, unapologetic woman, Nan (Tolman), and her dog, Martin, voiced by Hodges. Neff will play Jason, Nan’s ex-boyfriend, who is something of a prototypical aging millennial man-child. A musician and bartender, Jason is trying to get back into Nan’s life, and Martin’s destructive behavior provides the perfect opportunity.

Hodges and Killen will executive produce with Mosaic Media Group’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen and Animal’s Kathy Dziubek. Neff is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.