It seems that Hulu may have found their John Oliver/Samantha Bee (as in, slightly less genericized, less nightly, political commentating comedian) in Sarah Silverman. (One might throw Bill Maher in that category as well, but let’s not.) The network just announced that they’ve given a “straight to series” 10 episode order to I Love You, America, from Funny or Die. The half hour series was described, in a press release from the network, “a topical show” that “discuss[es] the current political/emotional landscape of the country.”
The series is executive produced by Silverman, Anchorman/The Big Short director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (who together co-founded Funny or Die), and Amy Zvi. Here’s the official description from Hulu:
Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter, but with this show she’s looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. While it’s great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it’s crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people. She is teaming up with producers Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Funny Or Die, in creating a show setting out to expose the fact that we are all the same. Oh, and it will be funny too.