HBO Max has committed to producing a pilot to a half-hour single-camera comedy from Quinta Brunson (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls). Brunson will star on the pilot. Nader is under a Warner Bros. TV overall deal with facilitated the commitment.
Brunson and Nader co-write the show, while Nader serves as showrunner. Nader will exec produce the show alongside Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars), her producing associate, alongside Brunson.
The yet-untitled sitcom follows Brunson as a millenial trying to jump up the ladder of a media startup company and is inadvertently tasked with running the diversity team to thwart PR crises.
Brunson already works with HBO in ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ which is in production of its second season. She received widespread attention in 2014 when her web show ‘The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date’ appeared on YouTube and Instagram. Afterward, her content went viral, reaching more than 1 billion people on social media.
Nader was the executive producer and showrunner of the CBS/Warner Bros. TV successful comedy 2 Broke Girls, led by Kat Dennings. She was also the writer and producer of ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘Kath & Kim,’ and ‘Spin City.’ Stokdyk produced titles such as ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘iZombie’ and is currently working with Nader in CBS’ ‘Pretty’ and on an ABC show based on Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley’s digital show, ‘#IMomSoHard.’
HBO Max had announced a slate of shows but it certainly seemed the streaming service was missing at least a couple of original sitcoms. Let’s see if the Brunson-Nader project goes forward.