Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Development News - HBO Max Picks Up Comedy Pilot 'Wild Life' Starring Izabella Alvarez; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - May 17, 2022

HBO Max's Wild Life and NBC's Untitled Mike O'Malley.

  • WILD LIFE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring Izabella Alvarez (The Casagrandes). Written by Jason Ubaldi, Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore. Showrun by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini. Directed by Rachel Raimist. Executive produced by Ubaldi, Peterson, Moore, Chessler, Alberghini, Raimist, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Stephanie Sperber, Jennilee Cummings, Tony Hernandez and Jake Fuller. Produced by Imagine Television and Jax Media. Logline: A diverse group of high school teens are struggling with personal and social issues while spending their school hours working at the local animal rescue as part of an alternative educational program. While comedy comes from their quirky offbeat personalities and the unique setting of "high school at the animal rescue," the series will also have heart as working with animals helps them deal with their personal issues with friends and at home.
  • UNTITLED MIKE O'MALLEY PROJECT (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Starring Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Supergirl). Written by Mike O'Malley. Executive produced by O'Malley, Tom Werner, Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari and George Geyer. Produced by Lionsgate Television. Logline: After an amicable divorce, Jim (Cryer) and Julia decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when the owner of his favorite sports team enters the picture and wins Julia's heart.