Mila Kunis mainly takes film roles these days, but she’s also keeping busy with various TV projects on the production side. The actress/producer now has plans to executive produce a new comedy series for NBC with her production company. The network has begun developing The Russians Are Coming, which comes from Universal Television and Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions, reports Deadline.
The single-camera comedy is to be written and co-executive produced by Sam Wolfson, who has worked on the 2014 MTV teen drama Finding Carter and the movies Race to Witch Mountain (2009) and Jewtopia (2012). The Russians Are Coming will be semiautobiographical, focusing on a man whose Russian in-laws move in upstairs. Naturally, we expect comical cultural clashes to ensue.
The project sounds like it will have some elements that overlap with Kunis’ own background. Although she’s Ukrainian rather than Russian, she immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 7. It’s a safe bet to assume that she’s experienced fish-out-of-water moments herself. She’ll work in tandem with her Orchard Farm production partners Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis, and Lisa Sterbakov.
Along with The Russians Are Coming, Kunis has various other production projects that are in the works. Starz recently announced that she is set to executive produce a horror comedy with Rob Zombie. The series, Trapped, will focus visitors of a very different kind; over the course of the series, a cult will try to take over a house rather than in-laws — arguably a scarier situation.
Orchard Farm Productions also has a put pilot commitment from Fox for another single-camera comedy, Champion: The Jeff Beekman Story, as well as a drama at ABC called Black Stiletto, which is based on the Raymond Benson action/adventure thriller book series.