Hulu Picks Up Amy Poehler Comedy ‘Difficult People,’ Starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner

Amy Poehler

Hulu has placed a straight-to-series order for “Difficult People,” a half-hour comedy from executive producers Amy Poehler (“Parks & Recreation”) and Dave Becky (“Louie”).

Production is set to start next year. Hulu has not set a premiere date or disclosed the number of episodes for “Difficult People,” which stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner (both of Funny or Die and Fuse TV’s “Billy on the Street”).

The original series is the first collaboration between Hulu and Universal Cable Prods. “Difficult People” previously had been in development at NBCUniversal’s USA Network.

Story revolves around best friends living in New York City — with their behavior landing them in awkward situations. Klausner wrote the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer for the series.

“I tend to enjoy funny people creating and starring in comedy programs, and Julie and Billy are the funniest around,” Poehler said in a statement.

“Difficult People” joins Hulu’s slate of original programming, which includes recent straight-to-series pickup orders for comedy series “Casual” from Jason Reitman and “11/22/63,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods.

Hulu, a joint venture of Disney, 21st Century Fox and NBCUniversal, hired TV production exec Beatrice Springborn as head of originals in June.

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  1. Rick Cotton says:

    Awful. Just awful. Whiny, unlikeable characters, a lame go-no where plot. This thing drove us to Seinfeld reruns in record time. Uggghhh. Worst thing since that gawdawful James Caan baseball coach show. Kill it. KILL IT!!!!!!!

  2. Rosa Laine says:

    From the preview, I can promise I won’t be watching something so rude…how can that behavior be considered comedy…

    • Strawman says:

      Amen! If this is what passes for comedy in LaLaLand or NYC then they can have it. Such people would be in a coma in ICU in the rest of the country.

  3. Matt says:

    Hey, I GUARANTEE I won’t watch this shit simply because hulu has played the same stupid ass funeral commercial over and over again

  4. Duke Todd says:

    “Difficult People” describes the film truck drivers spewing exhaust from their illegally idleing trucks on our now poisonous block in NYC’s East Village . Cough, cough.

  5. Megan says:

    SO excited for this. Billy Eichner is one of THE funniest people out there currently.

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