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Jenny Slate and ‘Obvious Child’ Director Making Female-Focused Road Trip Comedy for FX

Jenny Slate and 'Obvious Child' Director Making Female-Focused Road Trip Comedy for FX

Fans of the witty, hilarious, and heartwarming “Obvious Child” now have something to look forward to on TV. FX announced a new road trip comedy project today from “Obvious Child” director and co-writer Gillian Robespierre, co-writer and producer Elizabeth Holm and star Jenny Slate in their first project together since the film, which won the Red Crown Producer’s award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Co-written by Robespierre and Holm and directed by Robespierre, the pilot will star Slate and Ari Graynor (“The Sopranos,” “Fringe,” “Bad Teacher”) as two New Yorkers who decide to go on a cross-country road trip. As the trip continues, the show will follow the ups and downs of Slate and Graynor’s friendship, exploring the unique dynamics of the adult female relationship. 
FX Productions will produce the pilot, and “Obvious Child” distributor A24 Films will serve alongside Robespierre, Holm and Slate as executive producers. 
The pilot goes into production in New York on Tuesday.

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