Showtime has a new comedy series on the horizon, according to Deadline.
The premium cable channel has just ordered F To 7th, a half-hour television adaptation of Ingrid Jungermann’s (The Slope, Women Who Kill) web series about a middle-aged lesbian woman named Ingrid as she attempts to navigate a world where her old-fashioned ideas of lesbianism have been left behind.
Jungermann’s web series, which she created and stars in, is 2 seasons long with each season lasting eight episodes. The series featured Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy, Bojack Horseman, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer, Hello, My Name Is Doris, They Came Together) and Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, The Larry Sanders Show, The Ben Stiller Show). Although she starred in the web series, there has not been any confirmation as to whether or not Jungermann will star in the TV series.
Jungermann will be writing the TV adaptation of her series along with Showalter and writer/director Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Married, Girls).
As with any web series making the jump to television, it will be interesting to see how similar the Showtime series will be to its web series counterpart. This news also raises the question of who will play Jungermann’s character if she does not star in the television adaptation. For anyone who has seen the web series it may be difficult to watch someone else take on the part that Jungermann has inhabited for the sixteen episodes of the series.