On Thursday NBC handed out a pilot pickup to a drama from screenwriter Jenna Bans, an alum of both Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, and creator of The Family.
The drama series, titled Good Girls, chronicles what happens when three “good girl” suburban wives and moms find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk it all to take their power back, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.
Good Girls will be produced by Universal Television, who Bans recently signed a big deal with, and written and produced by Bans. The series received a hefty pilot production commitment from the NBC during development season.
NBC has been focused on producing in-house content at Universal Television, at a time when broadcast networks continue to vertically align with their corporate sibling studios. Last pilot season, NBC was seriously lagging in this department, as it was down five series pickups year-over-year. Because of this, Universal Television topper Bela Bajaria was dismissed and has moved to Netflix.
This is NBC’s second pilot order for the upcoming TV season, as it picked up the Seann William Scott comedy The Baby – exec produced by Amy Poehler – for pilot production.
“Good Girls” is also the latest pilot to be picked up across all broadcast networks for the 2017-18 season, following Kenya Barris’s pundit comedy Libby & Malcolm, starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance.