A movie that starred Tom Hanks early in his career is the basis for a new project in the works at ABC. Deadline.com reports that the network is working on a half-hour comedy anthology series based on the 1984 film “Bachelor Party.”
The project, which received a “big put pilot commitment,” is co-created by writer-producers JJ Philbin and Josh Malmuth of “New Girl,” the story reports. The comedy will look at relationships through three couples at various stages in their relationships.
Each season will focus on a different wedding party, the report notes.
The article adds: “The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV, whose feature sibling produced the film, and two 20th TV-based companies, Jason Winer’s Small Dog Picture Co. and The Walcott Co., the shingle of ‘New Girl’ star Jake Johnson and director Max Winkler.”
Winer and Winkler will alternate directing if the project is ordered to series, the piece adds.