Pac sees dead people, no more. The Deadbeat TV show on Hulu has been cancelled after three seasons. The supernatural slacker comedy stars Tyler Labine as psychic medium Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu. Kal Penn plays Clyde Shapiro, a stoner entrepreneur. The third season of Deadbeat dropped to Hulu on April 20, 2016.
Deadbeat was executive produced by showrunner Dan Lagana, Cody Heller, Brett Konner, and Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. Sarah Esberg and David Baldy co-executive produced. The Deadbeat season three finale, “Death List Three,” is Deadbeat‘s unintentional TV series finale.
Deadline says Deadbeat, “…was a leftover from the previous Hulu regime and Hulu’s early days of an original programming player with lower-budget comedy series.”
Here is Hulu’s description of Deadbeat, from the streaming platform’s season three announcement:
Deadbeat season three follows Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine) as a lazy, overweight slacker who can see ghosts. Needing to make a fresh start after losing both his ghost girlfriend and best friend/drug dealer, Pac moves into the apartment of a “stoner entrepreneur” Clyde Shapiro (Kal Penn), an equally aimless Brooklynite who Pac meets in jail. When Clyde learns about how Pac is able to help send ghosts into the Light by resolving their unfinished issues, he excitedly offers to help Pac monetize his gift by going into business with him.
Created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred, The Inbetweeners), “Deadbeat” is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Dakota Pictures. The supernatural comedy is executive produced by showrunner Dan Lagana (Good Vibes, Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous), Cody Heller, Brett Konner and Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. Co-executive producers are Sarah Esberg and David Baldy.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Deadbeat TV series? Do you think Hulu was right to cancel Deadbeat, or should it have been renewed for a fourth season?