11:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
It's Official: Jenny Slate to Star in FX Comedy Pilot From 'Obvious Child' Team
It's official: Jenny Slate is reuniting with her Obvious Child team.
The actress will headline a comedy pilot for FX Networks co-created by Obvious Child writer Elisabeth Holm and director Gillian Robespierre, FX announced Monday.
Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher) will star opposite Slate, who also currently co-stars on the FX Networks' sophomore comedy Married. The project is centered on two creative partners and native New Yorkers, Lou and Viv, who discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together and jump into the great unknown of their next project as they drive cross-country together.
Robespierre will direct the pilot and write with Holm, both of whom will executive produce with Ravi Nandan and John Hodges of A24 Films (Obvious Child) and Slate. The pilot, which hails from FX Productions, begins production in New York on Tuesday.
This marks the first collaboration between Slate, Robespierre and Holm since 2014's romantic comedy Obvious Child, which won numerous accolades for the trio.
Since her breakout role on For a Good Time, Call..., Graynor has been in heavy demand for TV projects. She most recently starred on CBS' short-lived Bad Teacher and her other credits include Fringe and The Sopranos.
Slate's other credits include Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, and House of Lies.
Robespierre and Holm are both represented by UTA. Slate is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Josh Sandler at Gray Krauss. Graynor is repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Lichter, Grossman.