Hollywood, CA – September 20, 2017 — Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette,” “Sleeping with Other People”) and Amy Poehler are set to bring a new comedy series to Netflix members around the world, with Lyonne set to star.
The Untitled Lyonne/Headland/Poehler comedy series, from Universal Television, follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. The eight-episode series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.
Said Lyonne, “So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the GOAT with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the 80s. Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world.”
Said Headland, “These women are heroes of mine and to work with them at a company that promotes originality and creativity is a thrill.”
“Natasha’s humor, humanity and depth have connected with audiences around the world on Orange is the New Black,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “With this new series, she, Leslye and Amy are creating an ambitious and uniquely formatted comedy that will have viewers guessing as much as they will be laughing.”
The Untitled Lyonne/Headland/Poehler series is co-created by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland serving as writer for the first episode and Lyonne and Headland writers for the series. The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Brooke Posch serving as executive producer for Paper Kite and Dave Becky as executive producer for 3 Arts Entertainment.
About Universal Television
Universal Television is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 25 primetime series as well as late night and reality programs for a variety of network, cable, and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Master of None,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Mindy Project,” “Shades of Blue,” “The Path,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “Superstore,” and “The Good Place,” among numerous others, and all of NBC’s successful late-night programs. Universal Television is a division of NBCUniversal, which develops, produces and markets the best entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.