With NBC fantasy comedy series, The Good Place, coming to an end, creator Mike Schur has found his new project. HBO Max has ordered a currently untitled, single-camera comedy pilot which will star two female leads. Schur will be executive producing the series. The show will be written by Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky and Lucia Aniello, who are all Comedy Central’s Broad City alums.
The dark comedy will explore a relationship between a Las Vegas diva and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old, both who differ in age and background. Aniello, who has worked on several Broad City episodes and the pilot of Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, will be directing. The Michigan Daily named Nora From Queens “the awkward cousin of Broad City.”
The pilot comes from Schur’s Fremulon and Universal TV, where Schur has an overall deal and Statsky was recently signed a similar deal. Schur and Statsky have worked together before on The Good Place and Parks and Recreation.
Since Schur’s nine-figure deal with Universal TV, this has been his third streaming project. Schur still serves as executive producer on Brooklynn Nine-Nine, also on NBC.
Through their Paulilu production banner, Downs and Aniello will also be executive producing the show, along with 3 Arts Entertainment.
HBO Max has several pilots in the works, set to launch in May. The platform has already produced over 40 original scripted and unscripted series.
HBO Max is launching its new streaming service in May 2020.