Search Party: TBS orders dark comedy starring Arrested Development alum Alia Shawkat
The Search is on at TBS.
TBS has ordered the first season of Search Party, a dark comedy about a quartet of twentysomethings who join forces to find a former college acquaintance who has disappeared. The cast includes Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat, John Early (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner (Men at Work).
The show, which will hit the air next year, is created by Wet Hot American Summer overlord Michael Showalter, Sarah-Violet Bliss, and Charles Rogers, with Bliss and Rogers (who were writers on WHAS: First Day of Camp) penning and directing the pilot.
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The Search Party story begins with Dory (Shawkat), a “fragile, frustrated, life-long doormat who’s not particuarly proud of her impact on the world” becoming obsessed with the disappearance of a college classmate she didn’t know very well. She winds up enlisting her unobservant boyfriend Drew (Reynolds), narcissist buddy Elliot (Early) and self-consumed actress friend Portia (Hagner) in a mission to find the missing woman.
TBS ordered the self-funded pilot from Jax Media (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) earlier this year. You can check out a trailer for Search Party below.
Shawkat’s recent TV credits include Broad City, Drunk History, and Getting On.