Bobby Moynihan has been a fixture on Saturday Night Live for nine long seasons now. The comedian has portrayed characters as hilarious and varied from Snooki to Ted Cruz. Moynihan’s particular achievement may even be his iconic character of Drunk Uncle, who regularly makes appearances on Weekend Update.
But the world may be widening for Moynihan. Although he’s been cast in films like Sisters (which heavily featured ex-SNL alums such as Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Kate McKinnon, and also starred Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) and The Secret Lives of Pets, Moynihan has kept his television credits to Saturday Night Live for the most part. However, Deadline recently reported that Moynihan has been selected to star in the new CBS pilot Me, Myself & I.
Me, Myself & I shows the journey of a man’s life over the course of fifty years. The show will have three different periods, alternating between them as the show goes on (very reminiscent of the time pattern in This Is Us). Moynihan plays present day Alex, and two other actors will play Alex in 2042 (where he will be 65) and 1991 (when he was 14). Alex is an inventor looking for his next big break, but must consult his past to get to the future.
The CBS series is a single-camera comedy with a pilot written by Dan Kopelman. Kopelman also executive produces alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.
This poses a slight threat to Moynihan’s appearance on SNL. His contract is up at the end of a season after being extended two years (after a previous seven year contract), so he would be free to pursue other avenues. However, this is only a concern should Me, Myself & I be picked up to series.