12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'How May We Hate You' Hotel Comedy in the Works at ABC
ABC is looking to explore the hotel world.
The network is teaming with Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to adapt Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe's 2016 book and subsequent blog How May We Hate You as a half-hour scripted comedy.
The project, which is in development, is described as a workplace ensemble comedy. It centers on two inseparable guest services associates at a high-end resort property and the co-workers and hotel guests that they’re stuck with for eight to 16 hours a day.
Noble will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer on the project. The effort hails from CBS Television Studios-based Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor's Kapital Entertainment and TrillTV's Wendi Trilling, and stems from a co-financing pact between CBS and Kaplan.
How May We Hate You is the latest project Kaplan has set up this development season. The former agent turned producer also has projects in development at NBC, CBS, Freeform, Paramount Network and Showtime. This is Kapital's second project at ABC, joining a neighbors comedy from Ryan Raddatz.
Kaplan's credits include Showtime's The Chi; CBS' Life in Pieces, Me, Myself and I and 9JKL; ABC's American Housewife; Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet; and HBO's Divorce.