Earlier this year we announced that Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Jim Strouse’s comedy, The Incredible Jessica James, before its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival. With this acquisition, the film became a Netflix original and will launch globally this year to viewers in 190 countries.
The film stars Jessica Williams of The Daily Show fame as a former correspondent, as a young aspiring playwright in New York City as she struggles to get over a breakup. She is forced to go on a date with a recent divorcé, Boone (Chris O’Dowd) and the unlikely pair navigate the social media obsessed post-relationship universe. Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells co-star.
Lakeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta, Straight Outta Compton) and Noël Wells (Netflix’s Master of None) co-star. The film was written and directed by Jim Strouse and produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside. Jessica Williams and Kerri Hundley serve as executive producers.”
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.