Chad Powers: Glen Powell to Star in Hulu Comedy Series Based on Eli Manning Football Skit

Glen Powell is pausing his burgeoning film career to tackle a football-themed TV series at Hulu.

The Top Gun: Maverick and Anyone But You star has signed on to headline Chad Powers, a half-hour single-camera comedy based on former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s popular ESPN+ sketch (watch above).

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Co-written and exec produced by Powell and Loki creator Michael Waldron, Chad Powers centers on hotshot college football QB Russ Holliday, who, after nuking his Division 1 career due to bad behavior, disguises himself and walks onto a struggling Southern football team as the talented, affable Chad Powers.

“We’re both diehard college football fans,” Powell and Waldron shared in a joint statement. “When we saw Eli as Chad Powers, we knew that was the way into a big, fun story about this world. We’re excited to be part of this team, and can’t wait to get Chad in the game.”

Added Eli, who also serves as an EP on the project alongside brother Peyton Manning, Jamie Horowitz and Ben Brown: “The love for Chad Powers has surprised me in spectacular ways. I played 16 years in the NFL, but now when I’m in a restaurant or walking through an airport, it’s not uncommon for fans to scream, ‘Hey Chad!'”

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