IFC has handed out an 8 episode series order to Gigi’s Bucket List, a comedy starring Numb3rs alum David Krumholtz and Ricky Mabe (Goon). Production is slated to commence this June in Los Angeles for a late 2015 premiere.
Gigi’s Bucket List follows Gertrude Rotblum (Krumholtz), aka Gigi, who just lost her beloved husband Harold. With her dead husband’s secret millions, this 76-year-old yenta with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue sets out to experience everything she deprived herself of in her younger years.
Gigi will live life to its fullest and fastest while ignoring doctor’s orders and turning the stigmas of aging on their head. She will travel to rock festivals and explore new technologies like online dating, with her trusty male nurse sidekick (Ricky Mabe).
“This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like a grandma,” said series star and executive producer David Krumholtz. “It’s an absolute privilege to be bringing Gigi to life for IFC, known for their irreverent brand of comedy and willingness to explore depth of character.”
The comedy series is being produced for IFC by Grandma’s House Entertainment, with David Krumholtz, Tim Gibbons, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden serving as executive producers. The production company’s Adam Bold and Mike Lopez will also serve as producers. Krumholtz is transformed into Gigi by Alterian Inc. makeup effects artist Tony Gardner.
“David has done an incredible job of inhabiting this relatable bubbe character”, commented Jennifer Caserta, President of IFC. “I hope to emulate Gigi’s unfiltered honesty and wreckless ambition when conquering my own bucket list some day.”