The Saturday Night Live veteran moves to premium cable
Bill Hader has signed on with HBO to create and star in a new comedy series, Deadline reports.
The Saturday Night Live alum is best known for characters like the club expert Stefon on the sketch comedy show, but he has also written for the Emmy-winning South Park and played supporting roles in comedy films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Superbad.
Hader’s series will join a robust lineup of comedies currently offered by the premium cable channel including Girls, Veep and Silicon Valley.
The actor/comedian left SNL in 2013 after eight seasons on the show when he and his wife decided to move to Los Angeles so that she could direct The To Do List (in which Hader also starred). Since he left, he has starred in the Sundance Film Festival breakout drama The Skeleton Twins opposite another SNL alum, Kristin Wiig. He’s also in production for the Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck.