If you need more Colton Haynes in your life than you're getting from Arrow, this may be your chance. The actor is reportedly working on a new show that he would star in alongside Eliot Glazer.
Titled I Run Hot, the show is a comedy project according to Variety. It just got a pilot presentation order at Peacock, the streaming service for NBC Universal, and is being written by Glazer.
According to the trade publication, it "follows the unlikely friendship between Eliot, a gay curmudgeon who never quite fit in with the community, and Colton, a famous #instagay who can’t help but exemplify it." Sounds simple enough.
Haynes will serve as co-executive producer while Eliot and his sister Ilana Glazer will also serve as executive producers. Ilana, known for co-creating and starring in Broad City — Eliot also appeared in that project— is set to direct. Peter Aronson is also attached as executive producer.
"I can’t wait to be able hug [Eliot, Ilana, and] our entire team!" Haynes wrote to Instagram. "The amount of time/work/love we put in to this can’t go uncelebrated."
This would be the first lead role for Eliot though he also appeared in An American Pickle and wrote on Younger among other projects.
I Run Hot was first announced in January 2020 as a project that AMC Studios was developing with the intention to sell.
“We’re looking for highly original visions and voices as we think about how AMC Networks evolves. The projects in development both on the Entertainment Group side and at AMC Studios all embrace people with singular and surprising points of view,” the president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, Sarah Barnett, said at the time. “We will prioritize creative risk-taking that doesn’t rely on the shock and awe of sheer size, but instead delivers the surprise and delight of brilliant storytelling in our quest to stand out with human-scaled brands in this dynamic and changing content environment. There is so much phenomenal talent to discover and so many new, different, electric stories to be told.”