Showtime has landed the rights to upcoming comedy series from Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James).  The film will be directed by Jim Strouse.

Williams and Strouse will write and executive produce the comedy, which tells the story of an African American aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who comes of age in Brooklyn.  This project will mark a reunion for Strouse and Willimas as they worked together in 2015 on a film called People Places Things, and also on the recent Netflix film The Incredible Jessica James.

Showtime is the studio, and according to Deadline, Annapurna TV is in negotiations to come aboard as a producer.

Williams left The Daily Show last year, after four years of being on the show, to work on a scripted project of her own for Comedy Central alongside Naomi Ekperigin.  In addition to her upcoming scripted project, she has a podcast titled 2 Dope Queens, which she produces with fellow comedienne Phoebe Robinson. Williams recently starred in hit Netflix comedy The Incredible Jessica James.

We are beyond excited for all of the great news surrounding Jessica Williams, and we look forward to her upcoming projects!



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