Amazon has handed out a ten-episode series order to a new comedy created by Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver with the backing of super-producer Amy Poehler. According to Deadline, Oliver will write and executive produce an untitled, half-hour, single-cam series (formerly titled Harlem) that follows four black women and former NYU college friends “as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams.” Poehler is producing through her company Paper Kite alongside Oliver, Kim Lessing, and Dave Becky. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the Oliver project marks the first Amazon show for Poehler’s production company, which has landed shows at networks like NBC (Making It), Comedy Central (Broad City), Hulu (Difficult People), Netflix (Russian Doll), and more recently Adult Swim (Three Busy Debras).
In addition to the Amazon series, Oliver is behind BET’s upcoming First Wives Club television adaptation, and she also signed on to produce a remake of the movie Clueless for Paramount. Poehler, meanwhile, recently directed and starred in the Netflix comedy Wine Country and has a list of TV shows and films in the works, including a new season of Russian Doll and riot-grrrl Netflix movie Moxie.