Amy Poehler‘s production company Paper Kite and Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver are teaming up. The project is a new half-hour comedy series that has already been picked up by Amazon for 10 episodes.
With it’s current working title of The Untitled Tracy Oliver Project (though at one point it was known as Harlem), the series will be a single-camera comedy following the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Oliver will produce, while Poehler will act as executive producer via Paper Kite. In a statement on the show, Oliver told Deadline:
“This series is a dream project for me. I found the perfect partners in Amy Poehler, Amazon Studios and Universal, who have championed this project from the beginning. I can’t wait to get started and share the story of these four women navigating the complexities of adulthood through their unbreakable friendship”.
Although Oliver is best known for Girls Trip, she’s been involved in a number of exciting projects. She recently penned the adaptation of The Sun Is Also A Star, which stars Yara Shahidi (Black-ish). She’s also the series creator and writer of The First Wives Club, an upcoming TV series based on the 1996 comedy which starred Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton.
Poehler is fresh off her directorial debut, Wine Country. She’s currently at work on her animated series Duncanville, which follows a young boy named Duncan who dreams of being a successful adult without taking a conventional route to do so. Poehler has created the show, will voice the title character, and will also write the series.