Showtime has announced that Kathryn Hahn will star alongside Steve Coogan in the comedy pilot for Happyish.
Hahn will play Lee Payne, the wife to Coogan’s Thom Payne and mother to their six-year old son, Julius. Hahn originally shot the 2013 pilot for Happyish with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Happyish is a comedy that follows Payne’s pursuit of happiness in the midst of dealing with a world he doesn’t quite understand, and playing with the idea of rebranding himself to fit in with a younger demographic or if just settling for a “happyish” life is the best he can hope for. Hahn’s character is described as “honest and direct to a considerable fault.” She loves Thom, and Thom loves her, even though they both hate themselves.
Happyish comes from This American Life’s Shalom Auslander, with the pilot’s director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie on board to executive produce.
The pilot is set to be filmed in New York next month.