Amazon Studios has given a pilot order to Really, a dramedy about four couples trying to grasp on to their dwindling youth from Jay Chandrasekhar and Main Street Films.
Really follows four hard-charging suburban Chicago couples trying to grasp on to their dwindling youth. At the center are the happily but messily married couple Jed and Lori. When Jed is faced with the choice of keeping his pal’s secret or destroying his friend group, he winds up digging himself into a very deep hole.
The script for the pilot was written by Jay Chandrasekhar, who also stars as Jed. Sarah Chalke has been set as his co-lead, playing the part of Lori. The pilot also stars Selma Blair, Travis Schuldt, Hayes MacArthur, Collette Wolfe, Luka Jones, Lindsay Sloane and Rob Delaney. Main Street Films is producing with Jamie Tarses,
Really is the third pilot to get the greenlight at Amazon for their upcoming third pilot season, with the other two being Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman; and The Cosmopolitan. Per Amazon’s pilot strategy, all three will be made available on the company’s streaming service later this year, when customers will be asked to vote on the pilots to help decide which will go to series.
“At Amazon Studios, we’re always looking for shows with distinctive voices and captivating characters that our customers won’t see anywhere else on TV,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “From the moment we read the script we knew that Really is one of those shows, and we thinkAmazon customers will really (pun intended) enjoy viewing the pilot later this year.”
Main Street Films’ Chairman Craig Chang commented: “One of the most accomplished comedy writer/directors around, Jay’s script stays true to the humor that his fans know and love him for and Amazon as the distribution platform will no doubt allow a whole new audience to be introduced to him.”
While writer, director and star Jay Chandrasekhar: “Really is meant to be a sophisticated, funny, strikingly honest cable comedy for adults. We’re going to talk honestly about subjects including sex, alcohol, addiction, drugs, race and politics. Good fun.”