Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up for a new animated comedy series for Quibi called Futha Mucka.
The duo who starred in The Hitman Bodyguard movie franchise will also executive produce the series whose title, Futha Mucka, is a nod to Jackson’s famous expletive.
The show’s plot centers on Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds love each other. More accurately, Ryan loves Sam. When a minor mishap causes Sam to become Ryan’s primary caregiver, things get weird. Quibi has announced a series order for the show.
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Jim and Brian Kehoe created and are executive producing, as well as serving as showrunners for the series.
Nina Soriano for Anonymous Content, Charlie Scully and George Dewey, Patrick Gooing for Maximum Effort, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoksi and Ben Kalina for Titmouse are also executive producing the project.
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Anonymous Content and Reynolds’ Maximum Effort with the Emmy-award winning independent animation production company Titmouse produced Futha Mucka.
Mobile-first video platform Quibi launched on April 6.
The duo first worked together when they starred in 2018’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard. In the film, Reynolds played top bodyguard Michael Bryce, who takes on the job of protecting a Hitman named Darius Kincaid, played by Jackson. Despite being old nemeses, Michael must keep Darius alive while the two work together to defeat a common enemy.
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Jackson and Reynolds will reprise their roles in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which was initially set to release in August 2020. However, the sequel was delayed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.