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BIG DEAL (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/9/18 - 11/18/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, November 2019) SHOWTIME has announced a pilot order for the half-hour comedy series BIG DEAL, starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). Bayer co-created the project with Emmy nominee Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live), who will also executive produce. Emmy winner Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, BLACK MONDAY, Big Mouth) will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Wet Hot American Summer), who will direct. Annapurna's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will also executive produce. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Produced by SHOWTIME, BIG DEAL is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC host.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Vanessa Bayer
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeremy Beiler as CRTR/EP
· Jessi Klein as EP
· Jordana Mollick as EP
· Megan Ellison as EP
· Michael Showalter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sue Naegle as EP
· Vanessa Bayer as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Annapurna Television
· Semi-Formal Productions