FX is teaming up with Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad for their next comedy project. The network has handed out a pilot order to an as-yet untitled comedy which was created by and will star the duo.
The half-hour comedy follows follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis as they navigate the abject shit-storm that is adulthood.
Cristin Milioti, best known for her role in the final season of How I Met Your Mother, will play Maxine, an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others; while Nina Pedrad portrays Natalie, who sells weed and prescription drugs, but blanches at the term “drug dealer.” Casting is underway for the remaining series regular roles.
“We are so excited to be working with a network as fearless as FX and are honored to potentially join the fives of shows about women on television today” Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad said in a statement.
The untitled comedy, which is being penned by Milioti and Pedrad, is set up at FX Prodcutions and RCG Productions. Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton – the creative team behind It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – will serve as executive producers alongside both Milioti and Pedrad. Nina Pedrad, who has worked on New Girl as a writer/producer for the past three years, will also serve as the showrunner.