Have you ever dreamt of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones’ return to the small screen? If so, this is your lucky day since someone somewhere (presumably high up) has just granted us that wish and hence made us squeal with uncontrollable excitement.
After all, this is Poehler and Jones. They made #SquadGoals a thing long before Taylor Swift swept in and presumed ownership, and filed a trademark application. Joking. I wouldn’t put it past her though. I’m sure many of you are now left wondering, will they be appearing on screen together? And are they even involved in the same project?
Unfortunately I’m the bearer of bad news, which totally bums me out – because I hate disappointing people. Before I go on, look on the bright side, they’re returning to NBC! I repeat they are returning, at least in some capacity. We’ll just have to take what we can get. So what do we know? Well the information is scant, and the possibilities seemingly endless.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that NBC has ordered comedy pilots from both Poehler and Jones this week, what did I say I about #SquadGoals? That’s how good they are – they simultaneously sell TV pilots. So here’s the deal, Poehler will reportedly executive produce her project, an untitled comedy from writer Charlie Grandy (The Mindy Project).
The untitled project centers on “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 currently serves as an executive on the wildly popular series Broad City. So her staying behind the camera, shouldn’t come as a big shock.
Jones is also set to executive produce her project, an ensemble multicam comedy entitled Good Fortune, alongside her producing partner Will McCormack. The comedy follows “a hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller”. So while they’re not going to be acting alongside each other, I’m psyched to hear that they will be bringing their individual talents back to NBC – because they’re geniuses, and I adore them.