Marvel Actor Paul Bettany Tapped For HBO Max Series ‘Funny Or Die’s High Science’

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star Paul Bettany is joining the cast of ‘Funny or Die’s High Science,’ an adult education comedy show that is debuting on both HBO Max and Discovery Plus.

HBO Max said on their website, “The new original series FUNNY OR DIE’S HIGH SCIENCE will debut THURSDAY, APRIL 20 on discovery+ and HBO Max. The series stars Matt Klinman, and Zack Poitras, featuring Paul Bettany as the voice of futuristic, talking bong “Dr. Oh” who will take Matt and Zack on psychedelic trips of scientific discovery to blow their minds with real facts from the cutting edge of human knowledge. Episodes will become available to stream at the same time and the series will premiere two episodes weekly beginning April 26 on Discovery Channel.”

“It was a pleasure to work with Funny Or Die and the creators, Matt and Zach, on a project that is so opposite to anything I have done before. ‘Dr. Oh’ is their creation that I’ve tried to sort of bring an avuncular warmth to. This one’s for those science fans with a sense of humor,” Bettany said about the show.

The show is created, written, and executive produced by Matt Klinman and Zack Poitras. Becca Kinskey has been tapped to be the showrunner.

Funny or Die owner Henry Muñoz expressed his excitement saying in a statement, “As I’ve said before, Funny Or Die has always been on the cutting edge of comedy and social issues, giving a voice to new generations. High Science does just that by combining humor, and originality through a hallucinatory lens.”

You can watch the trailer below:

Warner Bros. Discovery said of the series, “From Funny Or Die comes a psychedelic trip into the world of real science. Matt Klinman and Zack Poitras star as two stoner lab assistants who get high on science, literally, by smoking various topics from a robotic bong (voiced by Paul Bettany) to blast off to imaginary realms full of real facts and mind-blowing insights.”

The first season will feature five episodes. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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