Comic actor Nick Offerman, perhaps best known for playing Ron Swanson in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, will be joining Lily James, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen in an upcoming Hulu limited series titled Pam & Tommy, about the 1995 theft and release of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee’s infamous sex tape, according to Variety. The biographical drama will span eight episodes, and the project was scheduled to begin shooting this week.
Offerman will be playing Milton Ingley, aka Uncle Miltie, “a burly, pipe-smoking porn impresario who revels in his larger-than-life stature.” Offerman’s character helps Rogen’s character, Rand Gauthier, distribute his former employers’ sex tape. So, in the midst of a morally questionable story, the pair should provide some nice, sleazy comic relief together and separately. Stan will play Lee, while James will play Anderson, although neither Lee nor Anderson are involved with the series.
Pam & Tommy is written and co-executive produced by Robert Siegel, joining an expansive co-executive pricing team that also includes Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Waver, Alex McAtee, James Franco, Dave Franco, Vince Jolivette, Ramona Banner, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, DV DeVincentis, Chip Vucelich, Dylan Sellers, and Sarah Gubbins.
Hulu similarly also has another eight-episode limited series in production about Mike Tyson, Iron Mike, and its real-life namesake is not involved and openly unhappy about the production, having made many critical comments. Neither Hulu biopic series yet have release dates.
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