Actor/producer Adam Scott and his production partner/wife Naomi Scott have sold two comedy projects: one to HBO and the other to NBC through their company Gettin’ Rad Productions, reports Deadline.
Deep S.I.X., which follows the story of a homeland team investigating paranormal activity, has been purchased by HBO. Penned by Wet, Hot American Summer writer Anthony King, the show will hope to pull laughs in part from the fact that, not surprisingly, no one believes in the security team and their promise of supernatural threats.
Meanwhile, NBC has purchased the single-camera comedy Donuthead, which follows the life of an 11-year-old boy and his single mother, with a focus on the child’s “one-of-a-kind” imagination, largely a result of his anxieties. It will reportedly blend both live-action and CGI animation, similarly to Imaginary Friend, which is currently in the works for ABC. In that show, the only CGI element will be that of a childhood imaginary friend that visits the man who created him, now in his 30s and trying to transition from bachelorhood to married life with step kids.
Chances are the CGI elements in Donuthead, which was written by The Lion King’s Irene Mecchi and Bridget Terry, will reflect the child’s unique imagination.
Along with the Scotts’ Gettin’ Rad Productions, both projects will be produced by Universal TV, and the married pair will serve as executive producers.
The Scotts seem to be on a roll, having recently also sold a third comedy, Buds, to NBC. That timely series will focus on the marijuana culture in Colorado, highlighting a fictional dispensary in Denver. They’re also working on a movie, Other People, which will star Jesse Plemons and Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon.
In addition to producing, Adam Scott has also appeared in a number of acting roles, most notably in his five-year stint as Ben Wyatt in the TV series Parks and Recreation. He was also in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. He’ll next be seen in the holiday horror-comedy Krampus and the comedy My Blind Brother, the latter of which is in the post-production stage.
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