TBS Picks Up Dark Comedy ‘Search Party’ Starring Alia Shawkat

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TBS has handed out a series order to Search Party, a dark comedy starring Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) which tells the story of a group of four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears.

Search Party centers on Dory, who, after learning that a girl she barely knew in college, has gone missing, becomes fixated on the mystery. Dory, her boyfriend and closest friends are not crime solvers, so when Dory drags them into a bumbling, perilous pursuit to find the missing girl, they soon learn the meaning of real danger and become entangled in a sinister plot that is more than their privileged Brooklyn lifestyles ever bargained for.

Alia Shawkat leads the cast as Dory, a fragile, frustrated, life-long doormat who’s not particularly proud of her impact on the world. John Reynolds plays Drew, Dory’s boyfriend,; John Early has been set as Elliott, one of Dory’s closest and a self-diagnosed narcissist who loves adding job titles to his designer-stylist-curator multi-hyphenate lifestyle; while Meredith Hagner portrays Portia, an actress always struggling to balance the challenging demands of chronic insecurity and pathological self-absorption.

“Sarah-Violet, Charles, Michael and this fantastic cast of comedians have truly hit on the glory and utter misery of early adulthood,” said Brett Weitz, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TBS. “Search Party is a carefully observed, blunt comedy for people who are testing out who they are and who they strive to be.”

Search Party hails from Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, who penned and directed the pilot presentation, which was presented to numerous networks before landing at TBS. Award winning production company Jax Media are producing, with Michael Showalter, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns serving as the executive producers. The series will air on TBS in 2016, before rolling out on Turner International’s general entertainment networks across the globe.

Check out a promo for the series below: