Chris O’Dowd is a man of many talents. And in the Emmy-winning
Irish sitcom, Moone Boy, many are on
display as the actor not only writes but directs six all-new episodes of the
series, which returns to Hulu on Wednesday, May 13.
ETonline has an exclusive first look at season three, which
sees 12-year-old Martin Moone (David Rawle) embarking on new, ridiculous
schemes with the bad advice of his imaginary friend, Sean Murphy (played by O’Dowd).
In the new season, the Moone household becomes more crowded
when Martin’s father Liam encounters an old flame, older sister Fidelma and her husband
move in with their new baby, and Grandad’s own imaginary friend, George
Gershwin (Paul Rudd), returns.
O’Dowd, who admittedly didn’t have an imaginary friend of
his own growing up, says the series came out of a story he wrote about Santa
Claus. It was so well-received, Sky1 asked him to develop a series around it. "I'm going to say it's 69 percent -- always go for 69, it's the funniest number -- it's 69 percent autobiographical," O'Dowd told ETonline about the series, which went on to win an International Emmy for Best Comedy in 2013.
Moone Boy’s return
joins a growing roster of Hulu’s original series. Most recently, the streaming
network premiered the Pitch Perfect
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produced by Elizabeth Banks, and welcomed the return of Deadbeat, which features guest stars James Franco and American Horror Story: Freak Show breakout,