Hulu Announces Series Order for ‘Chad Powers’

Hulu Announces Series Order for ‘Chad Powers’

Co-Created and Executive Produced by Glen Powell and Michael Waldron, With Omaha Productions, ESPN and Anomaly Producing, From 20th Television

Hulu today announced the series order for half-hour comedy “Chad Powers,” from co-creators and executive producers Glen Powell and Michael Waldron. Eli Manning serves as executive producer along with Omaha Productions’ Peyton Manning, Jamie Horowitz, Ben Brown and ESPN. Waldron and Adam Fasullo are producing for Anomaly Pictures. The series stars Powell, who is also co-creating, co-writing and executive producing under his production co-banner Barnstorm Productions.  It hails from 20th Television.

When bad behavior nukes hotshot QB Russ Holliday’s college career, he disguises himself and walks onto a struggling Southern football team as the talented, affable Chad Powers. Based on the sketch produced by NFL Films and Omaha Productions that aired on ESPN+ as part of the Eli’s Places series, the half-hour comedy from 20th Televison will stream on Hulu. Powell and Waldron co-wrote the pilot.

Said Powell and Waldron: “We’re both diehard college football fans. When we saw Eli as Chad Powers, we knew that was the way into a big, fun story about this world. We’re excited to be part of this team, and can’t wait to get Chad in the game. Think fast, run fast.”

“The love for Chad Powers has surprised me in spectacular ways,” said Eli Manning. “I played 16 years in the NFL, but now when I’m in a restaurant or walking through an airport, it’s not uncommon for fans to scream, ‘Hey Chad!’ I’m so excited to team up with my friends Glen Powell, Michael Waldron and Omaha Productions to continue to tell the Chad Powers story and see what he does next.”

Glen Powell Bio

Award-winning actor Glen Powell can currently be seen starring alongside Sydney Sweeney in Sony’s romantic comedy and international box office hit ANYONE BUT YOU. The film is an international sensation grossing over $170 million worldwide. Powell will next be seen in the upcoming action-comedy HITMAN with Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater, in which he also co-wrote, and co-produced. The film which is already garnering critical acclaim will premiere in theaters on May 24, 2024 and will then be released on Netflix on June 7, 2024. 

Glen Powell most recently starred in the historical war epic DEVOTION where he portrayed real-life Navy hero and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner. The film tells the harrowing true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War and their heroic sacrifices, which would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen. He also starred in TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the highly- anticipated sequel to the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun,” where he plays ‘Hangman,’ one of the naval “hot shot” aviators set to take to the skies together with Tom Cruise’s ‘Maverick.’ The film received an A+ CinemaScore, garnered rave reviews, and grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date. Powell got his pilot’s license after all his extensive training during filming.  

In addition, Powell’s U.S. naval aviation documentary THE BLUE ANGELS, will be released by Amazon’s Prime Video this Summer 2024.  The film, which he produced alongside J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, chronicles a year in the cockpit with one of the world’s top aviator teams, the Navy and Marine Corps flight squadron, through their intense training and aerial touring show.

Powell recently wrapped production on Universal’s highly anticipated action film TWISTERS directed by Lee Isaac Chung, a new chapter to the 1996 box office hit TWISTER, where he stars alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, and is set to release on July 19, 2024. Powell will next commence production in the revenge thriller HUNTINGTON for A24 and Studio Canal with the “Emily The Criminal” writer-director John Patton Ford.

Powell received CinemaCon’s 2022 Star of Tomorrow award and was honored as one of VARIETY’S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH in 2019 alongside Cynthia Erivo and Jessie Buckley. He notably won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work in the Oscar-nominated film HIDDEN FIGURES opposite Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Costner, in which he portrayed iconic astronaut John Glenn. Additional past credits include Richard Linklater’s animated sci-fi film APOLLO 10 ½ for Netflix, the 2018 hit romantic comedy  SET IT UP opposite Zoey Deutch, Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed comedy coming of age drama EVERYBODY WANTS SOME; Ryan Murphy’s hit series SCREAM QUEENS; as well as the final installment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. He also voiced a role on Netflix’s animated adventure series “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” from Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow. 

Michael Waldron Bio

Michael Waldron began his career on “Rick and Morty.” He created “Loki” for Disney+, “Heels” for Starz, and wrote “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Waldron is currently writing the upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars” for Marvel Studios. Waldron and his producing partner, Adam Fasullo, launched Anomaly Pictures in 2023, signing a multi-year overall deal with Marvel and 20th Television across film and TV. He is represented by Grandview, CAA, SSML.

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