Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Development News - Retta Reunites with 'Good Girls' Producers for NBC Drama Pilot 'Murder by the Book'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - January 17, 2023

ABC's Public Defenders and NBC's Murder by the Book.

  • PUBLIC DEFENDERS (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Eddie Quintana. Executive produced by Quintana, McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh. Produced by 20th Television and Wonderland Sound & Vision. Logline: Up to their earholes in student loan debt, four inexperienced public defenders work tirelessly to keep their clients out of jail. Along the way, they have to rely on each other to navigate their first defendants, the absurd court system, and the copy machine that always jams.
  • MURDER BY THE BOOK (Drama) - Starring Retta (Parks and Recreation, Good Girls). Written by Bill Krebs. Executive produced by Krebs, Retta, Jenna Bans and Casey Kyber. Produced by Universal Television and Minnesota Logging Company. Logline: A big city Instafamous book reviewer (Retta) takes a page from the murder mystery books she reviews and becomes an unlikely detective to uncover the shocking truths about an eccentric seaside town.