ABC Signature Studios is developing a new pilot called “Bammas”, which is being written, executive produced by and starring Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh.

In “Bammas”, a pair of young Ethiopian- and Nigerian-American best friends (Olagbaju, Bizuneh) struggle to overcome their loser reputations in a magical realist version of Washington, D.C.

Also, executive producing the pilot Danny Chun, who will be the showrunner, having previously creator on “Grandfathered” and Jonathan Krisel, who co-created “Baskets”, he will also be directing the pilot.  Ramy Yossef will also be an executive producer on the show through his Cairo Cowboy Banner, along with Andy Campagna overseeing the project.

Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju and Biniam Bizuneh developed the original pitch at the Sundance Episodic Lab in 2019, where it was brought to ABC Signature to be developed into a pilot.  Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju has previously worked on “Betty” and Hulu’s “I Love You America with Sarah Silverman”.  Biniam Bizuneh has previously worked as a writer on FX’s “Dave” and “Resident Alien “.

Hulu has ordered the pilot and should the pilot be turned into a series, we should also expect the series to be released as a Star Original internationally on Disney+.

Source – Deadline

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