nerd radio

Get ready for the new daily show

Benson and Moorehead developing TV series based in The Endless universe

May 29th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Exciting news if, like me, you’re a big fan of the Shitty Carl Universe or, as it’s also known, the movies of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, as it seems the cult sci-fi duo are heading into the world of TV, expanding their crazy – but wonderful – reality.

Benson and Moorehead brought us trippy outings Resolution, The Endless, spring, Synchronic and, most recently, Something in the Dirt and, while they all are great little sci-fi outings, watched as a whole, you’ll soon realise there’s a shared narrative and reality in them and I for one, discovered them during lockdown and their universe helped me get by; there’s nothing better than discovering something as exciting and expansive as a shared universe while the world is going crazy just outside your front door.

Speaking on the Script Apart podcast, they revealed that they are developing a series set in that shared universe with themselves playing, em, Aaron and Justin [look, no-one’s perfect!]: “Even now, nights and weekends are spent working on what is our next thing for that [independent output],” says Benson.

If you feel like buying some Benson and Moorehead merchandise AND helping FTN out at the same time, then click here 

“Which is essentially, what is hopefully a TV show – at smallest another indie film – in the Endless universe. That’s where we put all of our passion.”

Oscar Isaac talks playing the MCU’s Moon Knight

“The main characters are Aaron and Justin again,” says Moorhead, “But that’s about as far as we can probably go right now. What I can say, I am stunned by how good it is. It is Justin’s best work by far, and it’s just so, so incredibly fun to work on. I wish I could get into the plot more – I don’t know if we’re ready or not. But it very easily could be the thing that, if we die right after it’s finished, it’s like, ‘Ok! Cool, I did it. That was the one to go out on.’ It’s very cool.”

The series will follow Aaron and Justin after they escaped the cult caught in a time-loop (yes, really) at the end of The Endless and will chronicle what happens to the brothers (in the story, not real life, obviously) next.

The duo will next be showing us what they can do in Loki Season 2, in which they directed some episodes, but while they’re doing solid work at Marvel (they also directed some of Moonknight), it’s their own world that has my undivided attention.

Damn it, now I have to watch the five movies again… my wife hasn’t seen the first four; that’s a good excuse, right?

Thoughts? I know you have them! Voice-off in the usual ways on FTN’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram

WATCH: Full trailer creeps above the surface for Benson and Moorehead’s Something in the Dirt

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….