YouTube Red Greenlights Comedy Series

Oct 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A new ensemble comedy series has received the green light from YouTube as part of its YouTube Red originals initiative. The service announced plans today for “Swipe Right,” from Carly Craig and Daniel Reisinger.

“After a lifetime of saying no has left her single and miserable on her 35th birthday, a workaholic verging on a breakdown vows to plunge into the hellish world of Tinder by dating all 252 of her matches,” YouTube says in the announcement for the project. “Spurred on by her sister — a young married woman experiencing a seven-year itch — the sisters are joined by their recently widowed mother, now also a part of the online dating scene, leading to a multi-generational comedy about relationships — both romantic and familial.”

The series, based on a true story from Craig, has an eight-episode order and is set to premiere in 2018. The show will star Craig (“American Housewife,” “Hall Pass”), and will feature cameos by comedy guest stars.

The series is created by Craig and Reisinger and written by Craig, with Reisinger set to direct. Craig, Reisinger, Jeremy Garelick (“The Break Up,” “The Wedding Ringer”) and Robin Schiff (“Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion”) are executive producers. Schiff will also serve as co-showrunner alongside Craig. Sam Anzel will serve as a producer.

Susanne Daniels, global head of original content for YouTube, commented in the announcement: “We are excited to be in business with Carly Craig, Jeremy Garelick and Daniel Reisinger to create a comedy about dating anxiety in the social media age. We know our YouTube audience will fall in love with ‘Swipe Right,’ a relatable, hilariously awkward but always honest portrayal of dating, relationships and adulthood(ish) from this talented female-led ensemble.”

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