Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Home Streaming Tony Hale to Star in Hulu's The Mysterious Benedict Society

Tony Hale to Star in Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

-

Two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development, and creator of Archibald’s Next Big Thing) has been cast to play the dual role of Mr. Benedict and his twin brother Mr. Curtain in Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Tony Hale recently wrapped Wakey, Wakey, the one-man play at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and is also featured in Toy Story 4 as the voice of “Forky.”

Mr. Benedict, a rumpled, affable eccentric genius, is the head of the Mysterious Benedict Society – a group of orphans he has recruited to save the world. While Mr. Benedict is reluctant to put the children in harm’s way, he feels there is no other choice. His Society is mysterious and so is Mr. Benedict himself; he is the genial, cunning mastermind.

Mr. Curtain is Mr. Benedict’s frustratingly sharp, well put-together (if villainous) twin brother.

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Based on the best-selling novel, The Mysterious Benedict Society is the tale of four gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way.

The Mysterious Benedict Society is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator).

Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin. Production is scheduled to begin soon.

From author Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrator Carson Ellis, the first book in the series of novels is described as follows:

“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?”

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed.

Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful 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.

As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

The sequels include The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages. A prequel, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, was also released.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Nia DaCosta to Direct Captain Marvel 2

Marvel Studios has hired Candyman helmer Nia DaCosta to direct the Captain Marvel sequel, according to Deadline. The site added that Disney...

Tenet IMAX Spot and Hayley Atwell Explores the Title’s Secrets

A new Tenet IMAX spot has arrived and can be watched below! The Spyscape museum has also released a new video in...

Selena + Chef Cooking Show to Debut on HBO Max August 13

HBO Max announced today that the Selena Gomez cooking show Selena + Chef will premiere on the streaming service on Thursday, August...

Coastal Elites Premiere Date Set for September 12

From playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick and directed by Jay Roach, HBO's socially-distanced comedy Coastal Elites will debut on Saturday, September 12...

Raised by Wolves Trailer and Key Art Revealed by HBO Max!

HBO Max has revealed the Raised by Wolves trailer, which gives you a first look at the new sci-fi series from filmmaker...

Harry Potter Films to Stream on Peacock Later This Year

Currently streaming on HBO Max, Peacock today announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows on the...