Hulu has given a 10-episode series order for “Dollface,” a new comedy from ABC Signature Studios. The new Hulu Original Series will star actress Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), who is also set to executive produce the comedy alongside Creator and Writer Jordan Weiss (Harley Quinn) and Showrunner Ira Ungerleider. It was also announced that Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes West) will executive produce and direct the first episode.
The new series is set to begin production in 2019. The studio described the series saying that it follows a young woman who, “after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.” Dollface will debut alongside Hulu’s growing original comedy slate, which includes the Emmy nominated “I Love You, America” with Sarah Silverman, as well as upcoming series “Ramy,” Mindy Kaling’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Shrill”.
“Reading Jordan’s script was like opening a window into my own brain,” says Dennings. “I’m so inspired by the stellar team we have around us and the unique world of this show, especially with Matt Spicer at the helm.”
“Jordan is an exciting, new voice that has something specific and provocative to say about her generation,“ said Hulu’s SVP of Content, Craig Erwich. “As we seek out fresh perspectives and new, thought-provoking projects, Dollface is exactly the type of relatable, yet distinct, series we know our audience will love. We can’t wait to work with Jordan and Kat, as well as our partners at ABC Signature Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, to bring this series to life.“
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership into television and produce Dollface with such fantastic and collaborative partners as we continue to champion strong and unique female characters onscreen,” says LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures. “We couldn’t be more excited that Kat Dennings will take on this incredible and complex character.”
The series marks Hulu’s third project with ABC Signature Studios following the recent pick-up of the highly-anticipated Little Fires Everywhere, as well as the first joint TV production project for LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures, who together recently produced the award-winning film I, Tonya and who are in active pre-production on the untitled Birds of Prey film at Warner Bros.
Dennings is best known for her co-lead role on the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which ended its six-season run last spring. She recently wrapped production on the independent comedy feature Friendsgiving starring opposite Malin Akerman and Jane Seymour. Dennings was last seen on the big screen in Disney/Marvel Studios’ famed box-office hits Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Her other film credits include Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist opposite Michael Cera, Charlie Bartlet opposite Robert Downey Jr., and Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Additionally, Dennings was recently seen on Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom and has appeared on some of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas including, ER, Without A Trace and Sex and the City.
Additional executive producers include Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Clubhouse Pictures; Nicole King and Stephanie Laing (Vice Principals).