This sounds like it could be an interesting series. Michael Cera and John Hawkes have signed onto to star in Charlie Kaufman's comedy pilot for FX, 'How and Why.'
The premise of the show sounds to be exactly what you might expect from the strange and wonderful mind of the Oscar-winning Kaufman, who wrote 'Being John Malkovich' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.'
'Why' tells the story of brilliant man, Goodman Hesselman (Hawkes), who's great with nuclear physics, but not so great with how the rest of life works. After losing his hosting gig on a children's science show, which is also called 'How and Why,' he travels to the middle of nowhere to start over with another TV show that's within a smaller market. Cera will play Hawkes' boss, which seems funny to me because I still see Cera as a child, even though he's 25. Hawkes will also encounter supernatural stuff in the show, and though that sounds strange and way out of left field, this is Kaufman we're talking about.
Cera is best known for his role on FOX/Netflix's 'Arrested Development,' and Oscar-nominee Hawkes is an alum of HBO's 'Deadwood,' before his movie career took off. Kaufman also has a television background: he wrote for 'The Dana Carvey Show' and 'Ned and Stacy,' among others. Weird!
The half-hour pilot is due to start shooting in North Carolina (a.k.a. "the middle of nowhere") in the spring.