Broad City co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson is teaming with FX to develop the comedy MEATY. The half-hour series will be based on Samantha Irby‘s memoir and the blog B**ches Gotta Eat from Irby, Jacobson, and Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein.
Irby and Kelen will co-write the comedy which follows Irby through failed relationships, taco feasts, her struggles with Crohn’s disease, poverty, blackness and body image. The two will executive produce alongside Jacobson with Klein serving as showrunner.
The developing series at Sony Pictures TV is based on the Norwegian comedy series Neste Sommer, which was created by Simen Alsvik and Lars Gudmestad and aired on TVN for four seasons. It is set in a summer vacation community and is about the complexity of evolving family relationships.
Winston adapting the series and will serve as EP with Kaplan, Wendi Trilling and Dana Honor as well as Olav Øen, Thomas Giertsen & Espen Huseby of Nordic World, which distributes the original series.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer