Amy Poehler is expanding her relationship with NBC.
The Making It host and executive producer has set up the thriller The Mother-in-Law at the network. Based on Sally Hepworth’s novel of the same name, the drama landed at NBC with a sizable put-pilot commitment.
The projectis described as an unexpected thriller that centers on a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that ends in death, as well as a gripping mystery that explores motherhood, class, race and how dangerous family secrets can be.
Jessica Goldberg (The Path, Parenthood) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Poehler and her Paper Kite head of production Kate Arend. Author Hepworth is also attached to exec produce alongside 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. The potential series hails from Poehler’s longtime home at Universal TV.
The Mother-in-Law is Poehler’s latest producing vehicle, joining Fox’s animated series Duncanville, Adult Swim’s Three Busy Debras, last season’s NBC comedy I Feel Bad, the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Russian Doll and the recently concluded Comedy Central hit Broad City and Hulu’s Difficult People. Next up, she is teaming with Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) for an untitled Amazon comedy series. Poehler’s feature directorial debut, Wine Country, bowed earlier this year.Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Deadline is reporting that Amy Poehler will be an executive producer for Tracy Oliver’s new Amazon comedy series, Untitled Tracy Oliver Project. Read more about it below!
Amazon Studios has ordered 10 episodes of a female-focused half-hour comedy series from Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a deal. It’s set for premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Created, written and executive produced by Oliver, the Untitled Tracy Oliver Project(fka Harlem) is a single-camera comedy following the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Oliver executive produces with Paper Kite’s Poehler and Kim Lessing and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. Amazon Studios and Universal Television produce in association with Paper Kite Productions.
“This series is a dream project for me,” said Oliver. “I found the perfect partners in Amy Poehler, Amazon Studios and Universal, who have championed this project from the beginning. I can’t wait to get started and share the story of these four women navigating the complexities of adulthood through their unbreakable friendship.”
Oliver is the creator, executive producer/showrunner and a director on BET’s upcoming television adaptation of The First Wives Club, starring Michelle Buteau (Enlisted), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) and Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us).Oliver co-wrote the screenplay for Girls Trip, which grossed more than $100 million at the global box office. She also wrote the Warner Bros. feature The Sun Is Also a Star and has numerous feature film projects in various stages of development including writing and directing Survive the Night, a music-themed horror thriller for Warner Bros. and Pharrell Williams, and Rapper’s Delight for producer Stephanie Allain and Paula Wagner. Oliver currently is producing a Clueless remake for Paramount.
“We are huge fans of Tracy and have long admired her work,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “She’s an incredibly talented writer and producer, and we’re thrilled to work with her on a project that reflects the kind of inclusive, joyful creative content we want to be involved with at Amazon Studios, and that our Amazon Prime Video customers want to see. We’re also so excited to be in business with Amy and Paper Kite. Jen Salke and I have known Amy for many years, and we’re so pleased to have the opportunity to work with her again.”Source: Deadline
Deadline is reporting that a year after ordering the pilot for ‘Three Busy Debras‘, the cable channel Adult Swim just ordered it for a first season. Amy Poehler is an executive producer and the show will start production later this year.
A year after ordering the pilot, Adult Swim has picked up to series Three Busy Debras, a quarter-hour live-action comedy series from Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. The series’ first season will go into production later this year.
Created, written by and starring Sandy Honig (Isn’t it Romantic), Mitra Jouhari (High Maintenance), and Alyssa Stonoha (The Special Without Brett Davis), Three Busy Debras follows the surreal day-to-day lives of three deranged housewives (Honig, Jouhari & Stonoha), all named Debra, in their affluent suburban town of Lemoncurd, Connecticut. The three serve as executive producers along with director, Anna Dokoza (Special). Poehler and Kim Lessing executive produce through Paper Kite Productions.Source: Deadline
Exciting news! Deadline is reporting that Amy is set to direct the new movie ‘Moxie‘ for Netflix! The movie is an adaptation of Jennifer Mathieu novel and production begins this fall. Read more about Amy’s new project below!
Amy Poehler has set her next directorial project for Netflix. It will be Moxie, a Tamara Chestna-scripted adaptation of the Jennifer Mathieu novel which Poehler’s Paper Kite acquired last year.
Poehler will produce through her Paper Kite banner along with Veep’s Morgan Sackett and Paper Kite development director Kim Lessing. Sackett and Poehler worked together on Wine Country and Parks and Rec. They previously worked together on Wine Country and Parks and Rec. Production will begin in the fall.
Wine Country marks the feature directing debut of Poehler, and it will premiere on Netflix in May. Poehler stars alongside Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, and Cherry Jones.
Moxie tells the story of a 16-year-old girl from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s past as part of the underground punk movement Riot Grrrl, and uses it as the catalyst to start a feminist revolution at her high school. Continue reading “Amy Poehler To Direct ‘Moxie’ At Netflix”