Clea DuVall and Mary Holland, who previously teamed up to write (and direct and co-star in, respectively) last year’s holiday romcom Happiest Season, are collaborating once again. This time it’s for a TV series titled Day Job, a single-camera comedy from Lionsgate TV.
The series will follow Meg, who is oblivious to the fact that she has never quite fit in with her wealthy, business-savvy family. But when she’s framed by her father for a white-collar crime, Meg attempts to sever ties with him and the rest of her family, and vows to start a new life without any of their help.
Armed with zero life experience or skills, Meg joins the workforce and quickly discovers that the road to her fresh start is not going to be as smooth as she had hoped.
DuVall, who also previously created Fox animated series Housebroken, will write and direct the pilot, while Holland will play Meg. DuVall and Holland collaborating once again makes total sense, as Happiest Season was a well-liked film that became Hulu’s most watched original movie last Christmas.
DuVall is also writing, directing, and executive producing High School for IMDB TV, and is also appearing on-screen as Malvina Thompson, the private secretary of Eleanor Roosevelt, in Showtime’s series The First Lady.
Holland is a longtime name on the comedy scene who is finally getting her big break in movies. She’ll next be seen starring in two films for Netflix: Senior Year alongside Rebel Wilson, and The Woman In The House with Kristen Bell.