Showtime has ordered a half-hour autobiographical comedy pilot titled Mason in which Nathan Min (Joe Pera talks to you).
Mason is described as “a surreal comedy about a quiet man named Nathan, often misunderstood as ‘Mason’, who seeks connection in a loud world.”
Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan — the team behind the indie sensation Everything Everywhere All at once — co-directs and produces with Min and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (The living Dead).
“Nathan has brought to Showtime a disarmingly funny and emotional project that feels like a punch in the stomach at how sharply it portrays the trials and tribulations of being human today,” said Amy Israel, executive vice president, original programming, global scripted , Showtime Networks. “We can’t wait to see him team up with Daniels – who has emerged as a force with their incredible mind-blowing film that revolutionized what seemed possible on 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.”
Scheinert and Kwan, known together as Daniels, also made Swiss army man and Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.
Min is a New York City writer, cartoonist, and stand-up comedian who was formerly a writer on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.