NBC has ordered a pilot starring a young comedian who filmed a presentation for the network last season. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the project stars Jerrod Carmichael.
The new pilot has a new premise and a new writer and executive producer, Nick Stoller, who directed Carmichael in the movie “Neighbors,” Andreeva writes. The project is reportedly about a stand-up comedian and his relationship with his family and girlfriend.
“NBC originally ordered a lower-budget presentation based on Carmichael’s stand-up last December. It was co-written/executive produced by Mike Pennie. The presentation, about a consummate optimist (Carmichael) who is eager to take on the world — but is too busy taking on everyone and everything in his small corner of it — was one of the surprises of last pilot season, coming close to a series pickup,” Andreeva writes.
The report adds: “Instead, the network kept Carmichael in the fold, offering him a second pilot in June. That offer has materialized into the formal pilot order for the untitled Carmichael/Stoller project.”