Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad Comedy Pilot Ordered at FX
FX Networks has ordered a comedy pilot written by and starring Cristin Milioti (Fargo, How I Met Your Mother, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Nina Pedrad (New Girl, 30 Rock). It was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
“We are so excited to be working with a network as fearless as FX and are honored to potentially join the fives of shows about women on television today,” said Milioti and Pedrad.
Milioti and Pedrad will serve as Executive Producers along with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel. Pedrad will serve as showrunner.
This half-hour comedy pilot follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis as they navigate the abject sh*t-storm that is adulthood.
Cristin Milioti will play “Maxine,” an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Max’s dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family and always lets her sing the Aaron Burr parts of Hamilton. Nina Pedrad will play “Natalie.” Sharp witted and scientifically inclined, Nat sells weed and prescription drugs, but blanches at the term “drug dealer.” She wants to be the Sheryl Sandberg of weed. The other two roles have yet to be cast.