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Hulu series The Mysterious Benedict Society, with Tony Hale as twins Mr. Benedict and Mr. Curtain, plans to start filming later this summer in Vancouver.
Target filming dates: August 26th to January 19th, 2021 (via DGC-BC Production List)
Cast: Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Emmy DeOliveira, Seth Carr and Marta Timofeeva.
Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Mystic Inscho, Emmy DeOliveira, Seth Carr and Marta Timofeeva.
What’s it about?
In Trenton Lee Stewart and Diana Sudyka’s books, four gifted children — Reynie Muldoon, George “Sticky” Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire — form the Mysterious Benedict Society and investigate an institution called L.I.V.E.
Kristin Schaal is eccentric Number Two, one of Mr. Benedict’s loyal lieutenants.
MaameYaa Boafo is Rhonda, Mr. Benedict’s other trusted lieutenant.
Ryan Hurst is deadpan Milligan, a proctor with the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Mystic Inscho is good-hearted, calm and reasonable Reynie Muldoon.
Emmy DeOliveira is self-contained Kate Weatherall.
Seth Carr is George ‘Sticky’ Washington.
Marta Timofeeva is smart-mouthed tiny girl Constance Contraire.
Gia Sandhu is Ms. Perumal. Reynie’s tutor at the orphanage,
“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children–two boys and two girls–succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
Showrunners: Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
Writer/Producers: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
Director: James Bobin.