Star-studded short The Sidekick will debut on iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo-On-Demand beginning February 3. The comedy will also make its streaming debut on Hulu in March, Variety is reporting.
The project, which stars Rob Benedict and Lizzy Caplan, centers around 40-year-old professional sidekick Max McCabe (Benedict), now past his prime and forced out of the fast-paced superhero world. When he is abruptly fired by his boss, the epic Captain Wonder (Ron Livingston), and replaced by a younger, quicker right-hand man, Kid Loco (Jason Ritter), Max has no choice but to somehow find a place for himself in the civilian world. With the help of his newfound friend (Caplan), Max finds the courage to re-evaluate his life and find a new purpose. Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Sam McMurray, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Meyers, Laura Silverman and Fred Stoller round out the cast.
The short, written by Benedict and directed by Michael J. Weithorn (“The King of Queens,” “Weird Loners”), made its world premiere at Comic-Con in 2013 before embarking upon a nationwide festival run.
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