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FX Picks Up New Comedy Series Created by Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad

Milioti and Pedrad will costar in the half-hour sitcom.

Tony nominee Cristin Milioti collaborates with Nina Pedrad on a new FX comedy series.
(© David Gordon)

According to Variety, FX has picked up a comedy pilot created by and set to star Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Once, Fargo) and Nina Pedrad.

Reports say the half-hour comedy "follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis, as they navigate the abject sh*t-storm that is adulthood."

Maxine (Milioti) will play an entitled actress-turned-process-server who takes lemons and makes a fire out of lemons, burning herself and others. Her dysfunctional, tight-knit clan serves as her surrogate family. Natalie (Pedrad) is described as a sharp-witted and scientifically inclined woman who sells weed and prescription drugs. She strives to be the Sheryl Sandberg of weed, but blanches at the term "drug dealer." The other two roles have yet to be cast.

Milioti and Pedrad will executive-produce the pilot alongside FX Productions-based RCG Productions' Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton, as well as 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel. Pedrad will serve as showrunner.

Milioti earned a Tony nomination in 2012 for her performance as Girl in Once and was last seen onstage in the New York Theatre Workshop production of the David Bowie musical Lazarus.