FX has greenlit a road trip comedy set to star Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor. Filming’s expected to begin tomorrow on the pilot from Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, with Robespierre directing. Robespierre also co-wrote the pilot with Holm and both are involved as executive producers. Slate starred in Robespierre and Holm’s feature film Obvious Child which earned her the Best Actress in a Comedy Movie from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film also picked up Independent Spirit Awards and Alliance of Women Film Journalists nominations.
Slate is also one of the stars of FX’s Married which will air season two beginning on July 16th.
The pilot is an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call…,Bad Teacher) star as “Lou” and “Viv,” two gutsy born and raised New Yorkers who discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car. It’s like Thelma and Louise — but nobody dies.
-By Rebecca Murray
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