Steve Coogan to take over Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in 'Happyish'

October 22, 2014 6:54 PM

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Steve Coogan to take over Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in 'Happyish'

While Showtime has been quiet for a while on any news following its decision to move forward with its show Happyish after the death of its star Philip Seymour Hoffman, the network has finally announced a replacement for the show’s main role.

Steve Coogan has been revealed as the new star of the Showtime half-hour comedy, with a new pilot to be shot in New York City in December of 2014. A pilot had previously been shot with Hoffman in the starring role, backed by a supporting cast that included Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans.

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