has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy starring, co-written and executive produced by New Girl
alumna Hannah Simone
The comedy, inspired by Hannah’s nontraditional Indian family, was developed at ABC Studios
, which is producing. Written and executive produced by Simone and former New Girl co-executive producer Matt Fusfeld
and Alex Cuthbertson
, the untitled project follows the broke, single and nearly thirtysomething Hannah (Simone) as she and her father form a new bond when he announces that he and her mother are separating. It’s described as a unique coming-of-age story where father and daughter are starting over together.
Simone, who was born in London to an Indian father and an English mother of German, Italian and Greek Cypriot
descent, has a strong bond with her father. Four years ago, she penned an emotional tribute to him in Time
magazine, praising him for his “courage, vision and pioneering feminist spirit.