Hulu Lands Jason Katims Drama ‘The Way’

Straight-to-series order reteams Katims with ‘Parenthood’s Jessica Goldberg
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Jason Katims, known for network TV dramas Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, is making his way into the online streaming world.

Hulu on Monday placed a straight-to-series order for Katims and his Parenthood producer Jessica Goldberg’s drama The Way.

The 10-episode series examines a family at the center of a controversial faith–based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. The drama is based on a script Katims and True Jack head of development Michelle Lee created with Goldberg. From Universal Televsion, The Way marks Katims’ first non-network TV series.

The pickup is the latest in a flurry of deals that has seen the streaming service lock up high-end projects from Stephen King, Amy Poehler and Jason Reitman.

Katims currently has one series on air, NBC’s comedy About a Boy, but the prospects of a third season for the low-rated sitcom doesn’t appear great. The sophomore series was recently pulled from NBC’s Tuesday lineup to make way for One Big Happy.