Monday, July 8, 2019

Amazon Orders 10 Episodes of Comedy from Tracy Oliver and Amy Poehler

Amazon has today given a series order to an untitled original comedy series created by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, First Wives Club) and executive produced by Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, Wine Country). The order is for a 10-episode season.

The comedy follows the lives of four black women - friends from their college days at NYU - as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.

Oliver and Poehler will executive produce with Dave Becky and Kim Lessing. Amazon Studios, Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment will produce.

"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."

"We are huge fans of Tracy and have long admired her work," added Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon. "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."