Amazon has handed out a ten-episode series order to a new comedy created by writer of Girls Trip – Tracy Oliver
Congrats is definitely in order for Tracy Oliver. The producers channel tv is committed to highlighting the success of black female writers, directors, producers and industry women behind the scene and on the scene. We have learned this will be done with the backing of super-producer Amy Poehler. Our good friends over at Deadline has shared that Oliver will write and executive produce an untitled, half hour, single-cam series that follows four black women and former NYU college friends “as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams.”
Poehler is producing through her company Paper Kite alongside Oliver, Kim Lessing, and Dave Becky. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the Oliver project marks the first Amazon show for Poehler’s production company, which has landed shows at networks like NBC Comedy Central, Hulu , Netflix, and more recently Adult Swim (Three Busy Debras).
In addition to the Amazon series, Oliver is behind BET’s upcoming First Wives Club television adaptation, and she also signed on to produce a remake of the movie Clueless for Paramount. Poehler, meanwhile, recently directed and starred in the Netflix comedy Wine Country and has a list of TV shows and films in the works, including a new season of Russian Dolland riot-grrrl Netflix movie Moxie.
More details to come. Source Deadline /Vulture