Update: Production postponed because of coronavirus fears.
Tony Hale (Veep) will star as twins Mr. Benedict and Mr. Curtain in the Hulu pilot The Mysterious Benedict Society, filming in Vancouver.
Filming dates: April 7th to April 23rd.
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.
“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.
Sources: Deadline: Hollywood, BC Production List, Production Weekly.