Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), and Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) are working on an as-yet-untitled comedy series which has just been greenlit by Netflix. The comedy will star Natasha Lyonne and will be written by Lyonne and Headland. Poehler, Lyonne, and Headland co-created the series and will be executive producing along with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Dave Becky and Paper Kite’s Brooke Posch.
Netflix confirmed the first season will consist of eight episodes.
“So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the GOAT with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the 80s. Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world,” said Lyonne.
“These women are heroes of mine and to work with them at a company that promotes originality and creativity is a thrill,” added Headland.
“Natasha’s humor, humanity and depth have connected with audiences around the world on Orange is the New Black,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “With this new series, she, Leslye and Amy are creating an ambitious and uniquely formatted comedy that will have viewers guessing as much as they will be laughing.”
The Plot: The Untitled Lyonne/Headland/Poehler comedy series, from Universal Television, follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.