Seth Rogen Is Making a Comedy Series About Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Theory

 Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Futurist Ray Kurzweil has theorized that the technological singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence and brings about the end of humanity as we know it—will happen in the next three decades. In a new series for FX, Seth Rogan is ready to joke about it in the meantime.


Speaking to the Nerdist, Rogen said that he and producing/writing partner Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party, Preacher) were hard at work on the script and were planning to film the pilot next year. Rogen was reluctant to give too many details this early in its development—like, if he’ll be appearing on-camera at all—but he said, “It’s about artificial intelligence. It’s a half-hour comedy about the singularity basically,” before adding that the singularity theory is “super scary and we’re trying to make a comedy about it.”



I used to think the Singularity was such a cool, mind-blowing utopian idea; now it just seems like flaky new age nonsense dressed up in technobabble. It’s kind of depressing how cynical I got about it, but at least I’ll have fun watching Rogen take the piss out of it.