Freeform Picks up ‘National Parker’ from Jenna Fischer
A new comedy is coming to Freeform
Freeform has confirmed that “National Parker” is now in development. The new series will be a half-hour comedy from actress and executive producer Jenna Fischer and writer Alexandra Henrikson. Jenna Fischer (“Splitting Up Together” and “The Office”) will serve as executive producer, with Alexandra Henrikson (“Maniac”) serving as co-executive producer and writer for the pilot episode.
The network described the series stating “When social media–obsessed Parker Adams’ world comes crashing down after a breakup, she decides to put her New York City life behind her and become an adult with a real job – as a national park ranger at Alaska’s Hickberry National Park.”
Jenna Fischer talked about the new project adding, “When Alex and I met we became fast friends, bonding over our love of national parks, activism and a desire to create projects for badass funny women. We also wanted to showcase the ingenuity and brilliance of the often-underestimated millennial generation. ‘National Parker’ is what sprang forth. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Warner Horizon and Freeform to bring ‘National Parker’ to life.”
Freeform already has quite a few new hits on the network. The new series “Good Trouble” is already doing well and just started its first season. That series is a spinoff of “The Fosters,” and is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez with Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) as the director.
“Good Trouble” follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, as Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels.
Freeform also has a new season of “Siren,” and the final few episodes of “Shadowhunters” for fans this year. If you enjoy comedy, the top series on the network in that genre is “grown-ish,” which is airing season 2 this year.