Steven Soderbergh continues to focus on television projects, with Amazon announcing that it’s adding a comedy pilot executive produced by the “Behind the Candelabra” director, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.
The project is called “Red Oaks,” and it’s written by Soderbergh’s producing partner Gregory Jacobs and screenwriter Joe Gangemi. Set in 1985, the comedy stars Craig Roberts as a college student working as an assistant tennis pro at a New Jersey country club. Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey and Richard Kind are also co-starring. David Gordon Green is directing.
“To be able to collaborate with Steven, David and Greg, three of the most highly regarded creators in Hollywood, is an absolute pleasure,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios.