Awesome take on Saturday Night Live backstage
webcaster Hulu is adding to its growing slate of original programming. New shows include an animated series called The Awesomes created by Seth Meyers that will translate his experiences on Saturday Night Live to a gang of superheroes. Meyers (pictured) says the series will be a behind-the-scenes look at an Avengers-like troupe of crimefighters. He says The Awesomes was based on backstage life at SNL, where he is a head writer and Weekend Update host. Hulu is also producing a series about a group of friends who play pick-up basketball from Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle director Danny Leiner, Are We There Yet? writer Kenya Barris and The Game writer Hale Rothstein. That show, We Got Next, will premiere later this year. Hulu is also planning a fantasy show called Flow built around the urban sport of parkour, and a music talent discovery show called Don’t Quit Your Daydream based on a 2010 documentary.