A new comedy is in the works from Lorne Michaels and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Aidy Bryant, with actress Elizabeth Banks also producing. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the team is adapting author, comedian and blogger Lindy West’s memoir “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman” for a Hulu series.
The single-camera comedy is in development, with Bryant set to star.
“The Hulu take is described as the story of a fat young woman who wants to change her life, but not her body,” THR reports. “West, Ali Rushfield and ‘Saturday Night Live’ repertory player Bryant penned the teleplay and crafted the story. The comedy hails from Michaels’ Broadway Video banner and it is being produced outside of his longtime home at Universal Television. The company’s Andrew Singer will exec produce.”
The report notes that Banks’ and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions banner is also on board to executive produce the project through their pod deal at Warner Bros. Television.