Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer have taken a U. K. import called GETTING ON and made a funny little comedy stateside that has a second season coming beginning 11.09. They hope to do it again, but this time they are eying a French import. The duo will write an as yet untitled comedy centering on a French actress. It is described as a show about –
a famous French actress who moves to the U. S. and, with savor faire, goes to great lengths to keep her unorthodox family together.
Assisting them with the show will be French actress and writer Judith Godreche who has some thirty acting credits in her home country. She is quoted as saying, “I couldn’t have asked for better partners. This story is very important to me and very organic, and Will and Mark are geniuses at mixing comedy and emotion.”
If GETTING ON is any indication we would have to agree. They are also the creators and writers of HBO’s BIG LOVE so they know their way around a drama as well. Maybe, under their development deal another drama could also come to fruition. The new comedy is sketchy, but we will keep an eye on it.