Susan Sarandon and daughter to star in NBC pilot
Susan Sarandon is yet another high-profile actress to sign on for television.
The Oscar winner and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino have received a pilot production commitment deal from NBC for Growing Ivy.
The half-hour comedy is about Ivy Davis (Martino), a woman who, according to the logline, “craves the stability she lacked in her childhood and, as a result, has thrown herself into her career at the expense of her personal life. In an attempt to restore balance and potentially find love, she invites her freewheeling, eccentric mom, Franckie (Sarandon), to move in with her and work on their relationship.”
Sarandon and Martino have played a mother/daughter before in 2002’s The Banger Sisters, and have memorably appeared together in projects for both TV (Friends) and film (That’s My Boy). The pilot for Growing Ivy will be written by Martino alongside Will McCormack; McCormack and his writing partner Rashida Jones will executive produce the comedy.