Weeds Creator Growing New Showtime Comedy
Jenji Kohan, creator and executive producer of Weeds, has a new series in store for Showtime and Lionsgate TV.
Kohan will executive produce and co-write Ronna and Beverly, a new comedy project along with actor-writers Jessica Chaffin (The Mighty B, Zoey 101) and Jamie Denbo (Reno 911), reports Variety.
Ronna and Beverly is based on a comedy sketch that Chaffin and Denbo created and performed for the past few years at clubs and other venues. It centers on two middle-aged women in Boston who self-publish and aggressively promote a dating guide for Jewish singles, "You'll Do a Little Better Next Time."
"They've created two of the most fully realized characters I've ever seen," Kohan said of Chaffin and Denbo. "It came together so easily when we all sat down to write the script."
Chaffin and Denbo, who will play the title characters, co-wrote the pilot script with Kohan. Showtime has ordered a presentation reel.
Paul Feig (The Office) is attached to direct the show, which will shoot in early February.
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