Hulu Orders New Comedy Series Dollface From ABC Signature Studios
November 2, 2018
Kat Dennings to Star in and Executive Produce The Hulu Original Series
Marks Hulu’s Third Project with ABC Signature Studios, and
First Joint TV Project for LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures
SANTA MONICA, CA (Friday, November 2, 2018) – Today Hulu announced a 10-episode series order for Dollface, a new comedy from ABC Signature Studios. The new Hulu Original Series will star actress Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), who is also set to executive produce the comedy alongside Creator and Writer Jordan Weiss (Harley Quinn) and Showrunner Ira Ungerleider. Additional executive producers include Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Clubhouse Pictures; Nicole King and Stephanie Laing (Vice Principals). Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes West) will executive produce and direct the first episode.
Dollface is set to begin production in 2019. The comedy follows a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
“Reading Jordan’s script was like opening a window into my own brain,” says Dennings. “I’m so inspired by the stellar team we have around us and the unique world of this show, especially with Matt Spicer at the helm.”
Dollface will debut alongside Hulu’s growing original comedy slate, which includes the Emmy nominated I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman, as well as upcoming series Ramy, Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shrill.
“Jordan is an exciting, new voice that has something specific and provocative to say about her generation,“ said Hulu’s SVP of Content, Craig Erwich. “As we seek out fresh perspectives and new, thought-provoking projects, Dollface is exactly the type of relatable, yet distinct, series we know our audience will love. We can’t wait to work with Jordan and Kat, as well as our partners at ABC Signature Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, to bring this series to life.“
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership into television and produce Dollface with such fantastic and collaborative partners as we continue to champion strong and unique female characters onscreen,” says LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures. “We couldn’t be more excited that Kat Dennings will take on this incredible and complex character.”
The series marks Hulu’s third project with ABC Signature Studios following the recent pick-up of the highly-anticipated Little Fires Everywhere, as well as the first joint TV production project for LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, who together recently produced the award-winning film I, Tonya and who are in active pre-production on the untitled Birds of Prey film at Warner Bros.
Dennings is best known for her co-lead role on the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which ended its six-season run last spring. She recently wrapped production on the independent comedy feature Friendsgiving starring opposite Malin Akerman and Jane Seymour. Dennings was last seen on the big screen in Disney/Marvel Studios’ famed box-office hits Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Her other film credits include Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist opposite Michael Cera, Charlie Bartlet opposite Robert Downey Jr., and Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Additionally, Dennings was recently seen on Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom and has appeared on some of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas including, ER, Without A Trace and Sex and the City.
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About ABC Signature Studios
ABC Signature Studios is an artist driven division of ABC Studios spearheading year-round development and production across the cable and streaming landscape. Most recently, Signature received a straight to series order for “High Fidelity” for the Disney direct-to-consumer streaming service. Created for streaming by Veronica West & Sarah Kucserka, Zoë Kravitz will star and produce alongside West & Kucserka and Midnight Radio. Signature is currently in production on the series “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein with Forest Whitaker starring and executive producing, as well as the pilot “The Wilds” created by Sarah Streicher with Jamie Tarses and Dylan Clark producing for Amazon. Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature start production on “Little Fires Everywhere” next year with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington starring and executive producing. These projects join a robust slate of returning series, including the critically acclaimed comedy “SMILF” for Showtime; “grown-ish” for Freeform; “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” for Freeform and “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu.
About LuckyChap Entertainment
LuckyChap Entertainment, founded in 2014, is an LA-based production company dedicated to championing strong female talent and stories, while providing a platform for a new generation of filmmakers to explore their craft. They are driven to produce and develop powerful narratives across film and television. LuckyChap Entertainment produced the Golden Globe Nominated film “I, Tonya” starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. They recently wrapped production on the independent film “Dreamland” starring Margot Robbie and Travis Fimmel and are currently in pre-production on the untitled Birds of Prey film with Warner Bros. Studios, Kroll & Co Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures. LuckyChap Entertainment has several other projects currently in development and a first look production deal with Warner Bros. Studios. It’s impressive slate of projects include book adaptations of “Bad Monkeys,” written by Jessica Knoll and co-produced with Universal/Dylan Clark Productions; and the much-anticipated “Augmented” with Warner Brothers/Di Novi Pictures. LuckyChap Entertainment will co-produce the highly sought after spec “Marian,” which stars Margot Robbie and is being produced in collaboration with Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. LuckyChap Entertainment recently expanded its business with a television division and has already sold its first project under their Warner Bros. Television deal, “Shattered Glass.”
About Clubhouse Pictures
Bryan Unkeless founded Clubhouse Pictures in 2015 and has worked at the forefront of content creation ever since, producing the Oscar winning “I, Tonya,” the Netflix blockbuster “Bright,” and the SXSW favorite “First Match.” In 2018, Unkeless formed Screen Arcade in partnership with Eric Newman and signed a first-look feature deal at Netflix. Prior to 2015, Unkeless was an executive at Color Force where he co-produced “The Hunger Games” franchise.
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