NBC Gives Series Orders for New Ryan Murphy Comedy, J.J. Abrams Drama, & More
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is on the ball. NBC has given the series order for a brand new comedy The New Normal — as well as several other shows, including an apocalyptic drama called Revolution from J.J. Abrams, Anne Heche‘s Save Me, and a Matthew Perry starrer Go On.
The New Normal revolves around a gay couple (Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha) seeking a surrogate (Georgia King). Ellen Barkin co-stars with Nene Leakes on board as recurring. This “single-camera effort from 20th Television” will be Murphy’s fourth project to air after Fox’s Glee, Oxygen’s The Glee Project and FX’s American Horror Story.
According to THR, the unnamed drama is described as:
In the epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.
More from THR:
Cast: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo, Zak Orth
Team: W/EP Eric Kripke; EP J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot
The pair join Matthew Perry starrer Go On, from Friends scribe Scott Silveri, and Anne Heche’s Save Me as comedies ordered to series at the network.