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Natasha Lyonne starring in own Netflix comedy series thanks to Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland

Netflix has ordered a new untitled 8-episode comedy series starring Natasha Lyonne and created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler.

The comedy will follow a young woman who’s the guest of honor at a party in New York City.

“So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the GOAT with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the 80s. Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world,” Lyonne said.

Headland added: “These women are heroes of mine and to work with them at a company that promotes originality and creativity is a thrill.”

Lyonne has shone as a regular on Netflix’s early hit series, Orange is the New Black. Headland and Lyonne are writing the series, with the pair EPing along with Poehler, Brooke Posch and Dave Becky. It’s produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment.


“Natasha’s humor, humanity and depth have connected with audiences around the world on Orange is the New Black,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “With this new series, she, Leslye and Amy are creating an ambitious and uniquely formatted comedy that will have viewers guessing as much as they will be laughing.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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