Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Spectrum Orders 8 Episodes of Dramedy 'Panhandle' Starring Luke Kirby and Tiana Okoye

Spectrum has today given a series order to the original dramedy series Panhandle starring Emmy Award winner Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Tiana Okoye (The Good Place). The 8-episode season will have a nine-month exclusive run on Spectrum, and then will have an exclusive window on The Roku Channel.

Set in the Florida panhandle, the dramedy will pair an eccentric, agoraphobic arm-chair detective with a reluctant traffic cop in a series that showcases community, connection, and yes, only-in-Florida characters. Together, Bell Prescott (Kirby) and Cammie Lorde (Okoye) wrestle with personal demons, shocking twists and a few Florida gators on their journey to heal themselves and their town.

Nick Stoller and Carla Kettner created the series. They will executive produce with Conor Welch and director Colin Bucksey. Sony Pictures Television will produce.

"Nick and Carla are an electric team who have crafted a story that is a love letter to the sunshine state while capturing all that is twisted, emotional and sublime about Florida," said Liz Varner, Head of Programming, Spectrum Originals. "We're thrilled to have Colin Bucksey, Luke Kirby and Tiana Okoye signing on to bring this special project to life."

"We're so excited to tell a dark, weird funny story that explores Florida in all its dark, weird funny glory," added Stoller and Kettner.