A romantic mystery drama called I’m In Love With The Dancer From My Bat Mitzvah is in development at The CW, according to Deadline. The series comes from CBS Studios.
Ilana Wolpert (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) will serve as creator, writer, and executive producer. Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken) will also write and executive producer with Debbie Liebling signed on as an EP (PEN15).
The new series follows a young woman right before her college graduation who gets romantically rejected by her best friend. She soon becomes obsessed with a dancer from her bat mitzvah and convinces her friends to join her down a path of criminal conspiracy. The story is inspired by true events and explores the theme of what we tell ourselves in order to prevent dealing with the reality of a situation.
This is the next project for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alums Wolpert and Bloom. The CW series ended in 2019.
Wolpert started her TV career as an assistant on the musical-comedy and then served as a writer on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Bloom’s first book, I Want To Be Where the Normal People Are will be published in November and she was set to star and executive produce in a pilot for Pop TV called Mother Mary.
Bloom and Wolpert posted the news on Twitter to celebrate the Jewish New Year.
L’Shana Tova https://t.co/I6PBH9dPXh
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) September 18, 2020
shana tova!!! https://t.co/1exovyUM6j
— ilana wolpert (@lolpert) September 18, 2020