Illustration for article titled Robert Downey Jr. Is Either Making a Scifi Show or a Cheesy Dad Comedy, You Decideem/em

Or maybe it’s both!

Today, news broke that one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., has signed a first-look deal for his production company, Team Downey Productions. That means he and his wife, Susan Downey, will team up with Sonar Entertainment to start making scripted and television for TV and digital.


Their first project is called Singularity and it stars Anthony Michael Hall. Yes, that Anthony Michael Hall. The John Hughes-actor who starred alongside Downey in Weird Science, Johnny Be Good, and 1994's Hail Caesar. No plot has been disclosed for the show, but Downey himself will direct the pilot.

So what could the show be about? The word “Singularity” obviously suggests something to do with space and, therefore, science fiction. Which would be pretty cool, right? Who wouldn’t watch an Anthony Michael Hall/Robert Downey Jr. scifi show?

But this is TV after all. And there’s probably an equally good chance that “Singularity” refers to Hall being a single dad with a certain gravitational, or magnetic, effect on the ladies. (Ugh, I felt gross just writing that.)

Whether it’s A, B, neither or both, we don’t know, but this is a project that is coming. And it’s certainly not the last time Downey will sit behind the camera instead of in front of it.


So, what do you think? Vote below.


[The Wrap]

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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