Disney Orders Dan Levy & Ally Pankiw’s “Standing By” To Series From 20th Television Animation
Disney’s 20th Television Animation is developing a brand new series by Dan Levy, and Ally Pankiw called “Standing By” and today, Hulu has announced it has given a series order to the show.
Levy and Pankiw said in a statement:
“‘Standing By’ is about the hilarity, embarrassment, and melodrama of everyday life as observed by a team of judgmental, gossip-starved Guardian Angels. We are very excited to bring this world to life with the help of Hulu, 20th Television Animation, and Bento Box Entertainment. Not to mention an insanely brilliant cast of actors.”
Levy will executive produce the series, which comes from his previous overall deal at ABC Signature, under his Not A Real Production Company banner.
“Standing By” is a satirical look into the lives of a group of eternally bound, disgruntled guardian angels and the lessons they’ll eventually learn from not only the dysfunctional humans they’re in charge of protecting but also each other.
The series stars Dan Levy, David Tennant, Natalie Palamides, Glenn Close, Poppy Liu and Samira Wiley.
Dan Levy and Ally Pankiw are creators and executive producers, with Danielle Uhlarik as showrunner and executive producer.
With the series being created by 20th Television Animation, we should also expect to see the series released as a Star Original on Disney+ around the world and on Star+ in Latin America.
The series order is on the heels of several productions from 20th Television Animation for Hulu Originals including “Solar Opposites” (which was just picked up for a fifth season), “Futurama,” and “Koala Man,” which premieres Jan. 9.