The bestselling memoir of a comedian who’s a familiar face on TV will be adapted as a TV series. Deadline reports that Universal TV acquired the rights to develop Chelsea Handler’s “Life Will Be the Death of Me.”
The series will be executive produced by Handler, whose many TV projects have included hosting the talk shows “Chelsea Lately” on E! from 2007-2014 and “Chelsea” on Netflix from 2016-2017.
She previously starred in NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?,” a sitcom based on her 2008 book “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.” The show aired one 12-episode season in 2012 before NBC canceled it.
Handler has a first-look deal at Universal TV, which acquired the new project in what Deadline describes as a “competitive situation with multiple studios bidding.”
“The deal for ‘Life Will Be the Death of Me’ comes on the heels of Handler’s return to stand-up as part of a continuation of her book tour,” Deadline reports. “She recently announced additional stops across North America starting this November.”