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First Look: James Franco, Finn Wittrock Are Total ‘Deadbeats’ in Hulu’s Supernatural Comedy

by Stacy Lambe 6:30 AM PDT, April 17, 2015
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Deadbeat -- easily Hulu’s most successful original scripted comedy -- returns for season two, and slacker medium, Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine), is back with some A-list premonitions.

Helping dead people deal with unresolved issues, Pac communicates with an assortment of sometimes questionable ghostly figures. And season two proves to be no different with James Franco making a guest appearance as Johnny Penis, a flasher who was shot to death by the police in the ‘80s.

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ETonline has your first look at Franco (above), American Horror Story: Freak Show breakout Finn Wittrock, Fred Armisen, and Zachary Levi as Abe Lincoln. Yes, that President Abe Lincoln!

Wittrock, fresh off his murderous role on AHS, plays Max, a cop who died in a motorcycle accident in the early-‘90s. He turns to Pac for help solving one last case.

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Wittrock, fresh off his murderous role on Freak Show, plays Max, a cop who died in a motorcycle accident in the early-‘90s. He turns to Pac for help solving one last case.

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In another episode, Armisen plays Will, a disgraced janitor at Marquis De Sade Elementary who believes his reputation was tarnished as part of some bigger school-wide conspiracy. 

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And finally, as President Lincoln, Levi recruits Pac to stage the play he was watching at Ford’s Theatre before he was assassinated so he can see the ending that he missed. 

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Deadbeat returns to Hulu with 13 episodes on Monday, April 20. 

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