Amazon just picked up five new pilots, including a dramedy about a housewife who becomes one of the first female standups and a project based on Joshuah Bearman’s 2008 Rolling Stone article “The Legend of Master Legend.” Here’s more on both pilots from Deadline:
Sherman-Palladino’s dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which she wrote and executive produces, is about a 1950s housewife who decides to be one of the first female standup comics. Sherman-Palladino is currently in post-production on the four Gilmore Girls movies for Netflix, which serve as a sequel to her signature dramedy series. The half-hour The Legend of Master Legend was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster based on Joshuah Bearman’s Rolling Stone article about real-life superheros. It centers on Master Legend and his sidekick, the Ace. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster are executive producing with Bearman.