Despite Seth Rogen’s questionable relationship with the greens, there is no doubt that the man is a serious workaholic. He is now creating a third television show in no less than two years, and this one will be a science fiction comedy about machines finally becoming smarter than men.

Artificial intelligence comes out on top

The show will be a half-hour comedy about a period in our future when artificial intelligence propels machines to the top of the intelligence chain. It will explore the implications of the turnaround on society and existing structures.

This implies that a struggle may unfold during the course of the series, where man attempts to reclaim the mantle of being the most intelligent being on the planet.

The central protagonist of the series will be Doug (played by Damon Wayans Jr.), a man who enjoys the finer things in life offered by modern technology, but is still afraid to live in the moment by detaching from his favorite gadgets.

Damon Wayans Jr. has been steadily building his television portfolio over the past few years, and his comedic chops were thoroughly exercised during "Happy Endings." His humor and personality could give this series a big boost and work well with Rogen's writing style.

Behind the scenes

The show was created by Sonny Lee, the mind behind the incredibly smart “Silicon Valley” on HBO.

Although Lee created the series, the writing has been handed over to the capable team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

The duo have already done a great job with their AMC series “Preacher," and their experience creating the sci-fi series “Future Man” for Hulu will surely come in handy for this project. A director has not yet been named for the series, although speculation suggests that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may take the helm after their success on "Preacher."

An interesting team has already been assembled for this series, which bodes well for its future.

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There seems to be a renewed interest in science fiction as many acclaimed projects have already made their mark in the past few years. The potential to explore new concepts may allow this new series to thrive for many years to come.