Amazon greenlights new series from Tracy Oliver and Amy Poehler
James R | On 16, Jul 2019
Amazon Studios has greenlit ten
episodes of a new half-hour comedy series from Tracy Oliver (
Girls Trip), Universal Television and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions.
The Untitled Tracy Oliver Project is a single camera comedy following the lives of four black women –
friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
“This series is a dream project for me,” says Oliver. “I
found the perfect partners in Amy Poehler, Amazon Studios, and Universal, who have championed
this project from the beginning. I can’t wait to get started and share the story of these four women
navigating the complexities of adulthood through their unbreakable friendship.”
Known for NBC Universal
Pictures’ summer hit Girls Trip, Tracy established her voice as a strong African American screenwriter as part of a team that for the first time included an all African American cast as well as producers, writers, and director. The film exceeded $100 million dollars in the global box office, launching the career of comedic actress Tiffany Haddish. She also wrote the Warner Bros. feature The Sun is Also a Star, and has numerous feature film projects in various stages of development, including Survive the Night, a music-themed horror thriller for Warner Bros. and Pharrell Williams. She is no stranger to the small screen, though. She is also known for writing, producing, and acting in the hit comedic web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and is the creator, executive
producer/showrunner and a director on the upcoming television adaptation of the The First Wives Club for the BET Network.
“We are huge fans of Tracy and have long admired her work. She’s an incredibly talented writer and
producer, and we’re thrilled to work with her on a project that reflects the kind of inclusive, joyful
creative content we want to be involved with at Amazon Studios, and that our Amazon Prime Video
customers want to see,” says Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “We’re also so excited to be in business with Amy and Paper Kite. Jen Salke and I have known Amy for many years, and we’re so pleased to have the opportunity to work with her again.”
Oliver is the creator, writer, and executive producer, with executive producers Amy Poehler, Dave
Becky, and Kim Lessing. From Amazon Studios and Universal Television, in association with Paper Kite Productions.