No strangers to television, creators Lee Daniels and Whitney Cummings are bringing a fresh, new comedy, Good People, to Amazon, per THR.
Featuring the likes of Oscar and Emmy nominee Greg Kinnear, and the wonderfully hilarious Lisa Kudrow, the pilot centers on three generations of women and their jobs in a college ombudsman’s office. Alongside Kinnear and Kudrow, Cummings will also have an onscreen role.
Kinnear portrays Dr. Paul Keating, a philosophy professor at the plot’s central university, whereas Kudrow will play the head ombudsman. Due to his not-so-normal teaching methods and debauchery, Kinnear’s character is the main problem for Kudrow’s and Cummings’, and thus ensues the comedy.
As of late, Kinnear has starred in an episode of CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone, and is slated to have his directorial debut Phil premiere in July. Good People will mark Kudrow’s first regular-series role on television since her Showtime show Web Therapy ended in 2015.
Amazon Studios is pairing up with Disney’s Fox 21 Television Studios on Good People, while Cummings, Daniels and Kudrow executive produce. Daniels will also direct.
According to Amazon’s logline, the show will “navigate the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations, and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class and gender.”
The show is coming at a time where Amazon is thin on comedies. Though the streaming service has its critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning comedy The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, the recent cancellation of The Tick gives their dramas the upper hand. The lack of current comedies alone may just bring Good People’s pilot to a full series.