Amy Poehler To Direct And Produce NBC Pilot

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is stepping behind the camera to direct the pilot for ’s NBC comedy pilot. The untitled single-cam comedy, also known as “Dumb Prince,” centers on Crown Prince Karl, who after years of partying that earned him the black sheep label returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne.

Poehler and will executive produce the Universal project through their , along with for 3 Arts and Grandy.

Paper Kite is the company behind Comedy Central’s Broad City, which will begin its third season this month, and Hulu’s Difficult People, which was recently renewed for a second season. Poehler has previously directed episodes of Broad City and her NBC series Parks and Recreation, but this will mark her pilot directing debut.

charlie-grandyScribe Grandy has written for The Mindy Project, The Office, and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He also wrote for SNL from 2001-2008 while Poehler was on the NBC sketch comedy show.

Poehler is repped by and . Grandy is with .

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