Eli Manning's 'Chad Powers' character getting TV series on Hulu, starring Glenn Powell

Eli Manning is getting his own comedy series — sort of.

The former New York Giants quarterback's alter ego, Chad Powers, will be played by "Anyone But You" and "Top Gun: Maverick" actor Glen Powell in a new television comedy series coming to Hulu.

Powell will create the series alongside Michael Waldron, producer of Disney+ series' "Loki." The show will be produced by 20th Television and Omaha Productions, the production company owned by Manning's older brother Peyton, which produces Eli's ESPN+ series "Eli's Places" and the popular "ManningCast" Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN.

Variety Magazine was the first to report the news.

"The love for Chad Powers has surprised me in spectacular ways," Manning said in a statement to Variety. "I played 16 years in the NFL, but now when I'm in a restaurant or walking through an airport, it's not uncommon for fans to scream, 'Hey Chad!' I'm so excited to team up with my friends Glen Powell, Michael Waldron and Omaha Productions to continue to tell the Chad Powers story and see what he does next."

"Chad Powers" will now join Apple TV's "Ted Lasso" as the second major streaming series to be based on a fictional character made for a sports program.

"We're both diehard college football fans. When we saw Eli as Chad Powers, we knew that was the way into a big, fun story about this world," Powell and Waldron added in a joint statement provided by Variety. "We're excited to be part of this team and can't wait to get Chad in the game. Think fast, run fast."

Who is Chad Powers?

The fictional character Chad Powers originates from a 2022 episode of "Eli's Places" on ESPN+ when Eli went to Penn State and went undercover to learn the Nittany Lion's tryout process for a walk-on.

The two-time NFL Super Bowl champion tried out as a quarterback and went through all the drills, including the 40-yard dash.

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