Yes, that’s right. Cult movie superstar Tommy Wiseau’s long-gestating sitcom The Neighbors is finally making its debut. All twelve (twelve!!!) episodes of the first season will premiere on Hulu in three four-episode installments. The first clutch hit the streaming service earlier today and the second and third batches will premiere this summer. According to the official synopsis, the show is about “the relationship between a group of neighbors who live in an apartment building.” In addition to writing and directing The Neighbors, Wiseau plays two roles on the show – the apartment complex manager Charlie, who is cheating on his wife with his secretary, and a teenager named Ricky Rick who is “into crime and stirring up trouble with all the tenants.”
Tommy Wiseau is, of course, the star and eccentric moving force behind cult movie The Room, which, since its release in 2003, has acquired an enormous following thanks to its idiosyncratic and, many would say, outright terrible nature. The film has also inspired a number of in-the-works projects. James Franco is set to direct and star in an adaptation of Room actor Greg Sestero’s memoir The Disaster Artist, Sestero’s costar Robyn Paris recently raised $31,000 via Kickstarter for a mockumentary titled The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?; and you can currently donate on the same crowdfunding website to an actual documentary about the film’s cult success called Room Full of Spoons.
“I am very proud to announce after telling people about it for over 8 years, my television show, The Neighbors, will finally be available on Hulu,” said Wiseau in an official statement.