Nathan Min, Daniel Scheinar and Daniel Kwan (The Daniels), Steven Yeun and A24 are teaming up to bring a new, half-hour comedy pilot to Showtime titled “Mason.”
Min (“Joe Pera Talks to You”) will star in the upcoming title in addition to writing and executive producing. Based on Min’s real-life experiences, the show has been described as a surrealist comedy about an introverted man named Nathan, whose name is often misheard as “Mason,” as he searches for connections in a loud world.
A24 has tapped The Daniels to direct the pilot, having previously worked with the duo on the production company’s hit feature film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Over the weekend, the mind-bending film became the studio’s first to surpass the $100 million mark at the global box office.
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Scheinert and Kwan are also executive producing the show alongside Oscar nominee Steven Yeun, who previously worked with A24 in the drama film “Minari.”
So far, only the pilot episode has been greenlit by Showtime.
“Nathan has brought Showtime a disarmingly funny and emotional project that feels like a punch to the gut in how astutely it conveys the trials and tribulations of being a human today,” said Amy Israel, executive VP of original programming, global scripted, at Showtime. “We can’t wait to see him team up with Daniels – who have emerged as a force with their incredible, mind-bending film that revolutionized what seemed possible on the screen – as well as the immensely multi-talented Steven Yeun and our friends at A24. MASON has every chance of emerging as a brilliant and cathartic comedy for our viewers.”
Min, a New York City-based writer, cartoonist and stand-up comedian, kicked off his career as a sketch writer on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”