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Benji Samit

writer Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Addams Family 2; Co-Showrunner Koala Man
Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit are writer-producers whose television credits include Central Park, the Peabody-nominated One Day at a Time, The Tick, Super Fun Night, and 1600 Penn. They recently created the Disney Channel original show Ultra Violet, which is in production. Dan and Benji currently serve as showrunners of Hulu’s upcoming adult animated comedy Koala Man, which they developed and executive produce alongside Michael Cusack and Justin Roiland. They are developing multiple shows under their overall with 20th Century Television, in both the animated and live action spheres.

In film, Dan and Benji wrote Pokémon Detective Pikachu, which went on to gross 433 million dollars at the box office and was the first adaptation of a video game to receive a "Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes. Recently, Dan and Benji wrote the upcoming Addams Family 2 for MGM and Night Wolf for STX, with Kevin Hart attached to star. The duo is working on features for multiple studios, including Netflix and Disney. In 2019, they were spotlighted as one of Variety’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch.”