Amy Poehler


Netflix orders Amy Poehler comedy series

Netflix has brought in a new comedy series created by Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne. The eight-episode untitled series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world. It follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable […]

NBC reunites Poehler & Offerman for unscripted show

Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting on an unscripted series for US broadcaster NBC. Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions is behind The Handmade Project, whose first season will run to six episodes, marking the prodco’s first venture into unscripted. NBC’s new unscripted division, Universal Television Alternative Studio is making the show. […]

BBC America puts Poehler drama in development

US cable network BBC America has put a raft of drama projects into development, including one from comic actor Amy Poehler. The projects come from the lies of Poehler (Parks & Recreation), Red Production Company, Neal Baer (Under the Dome), Adam Barken (Killjoys) and See-Saw Films (Top of the Lake). Poehler is executive producing Zero […]

Welcome to Sweden axed after ‘craptastic’ ratings

US-Swedish comedy series Welcome to Sweden has been cancelled by NBC after what its creator described as “craptastically low ratings”. Greg Poehler is behind the show, which played on TV4 in Sweden and NBC in the US. After a successful first run, a second season was ordered last August, but has performed poorly in the […]

Hulu orders Katims’ first non-network drama

Friday Nights Light scribe Jason Katims is to make an original drama titled The Way for US streaming service Hulu. Katims’ prodco True Jack Productions has teamed with Jessica Goldberg, who is writer and creator, plus Universal Television on the series. Producer Katims is best-known for NBC’s American football-themed Friday Night Lights, single cam sitcom […]

Comedy Central bringing Amy Poehler to MIPTV

Comedy Central is flying Amy Poehler to Cannes for a MIPTV session about her new comedy series Broad City. Poehler executive produces the series, which has been performing well on Comedy Central in the US. She will be on a panel session discussing the show alongside Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the exec producers and […]

Sweden’s TV4, Amy Poehler hook up for comedy

Swedish network TV4 has hooked up with Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler to produce a half-hour comedy about an American man who falls for a Swedish woman. Poehler and her brother Greg will produce Welcome to Sweden under their new production banner, Syskon. Also on board are Stockholm-based producer FLX, which is behind TV4’s […]