Amy Poehler, Mindy Project writer making NBC pilot
NBC wants more of Amy Poehler. The former Parks and Recreation star has teamed up with Mindy Project writer Charlie Grandy for a pilot production commitment at the network, EW confirmed.
Dubbed Dumb Prince, the half-hour family comedy follows a reluctant crown prince as he attempts to run the family business his way, thereby throwing his highly publicized and dysfunctional family into chaos.
It isn’t the first time Poehler and Grandy have worked together; the pair are both Saturday Night Live alums.
Though Poehler isn’t slated to star in Dumb Prince, she has some silver screen projects cooking. She’s costarring with Tina Fey in Sisters, out Dec. 18, and is in the early stages of production of two other projects: The House with Will Ferrell, and an as-yet-untitled basketball movie with another Mindy vet in Ike Barinholtz.
Grandy’s credits include The Office and The Daily Show.
NBC has had a busy Thursday; earlier, the network ordered a Taken prequel show straight to series.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.