20th Television is developing a brand new single-camera comedy pilot, “Not Dead Yet”, for ABC, which is based on Alexandra Potter’s book “Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up”.
According to Deadline, the new pilot is going to star Gina Rodriguez, who will be playing the role of Nell Stevens, who is broke, newly single and feeling old, a self-described disaster – works to restart the life and career she left behind ten years ago. Moving back home to Pasadena – a world where everyone seems to have a better life than she does (kids, careers, happy marriages, etc.) Nell can only afford to share an apartment with a stranger who monitors how much electricity she uses and pesters her about her recycling habits (which lately include a lot of empty White Claws.) A once successful journalist, Nell put her career on hold to help her fiancé get his restaurant off the ground.
Following their break up, she takes the only job she can get – writing obituaries – which at first seems like a step backwards but ultimately may be exactly what she needs to move forward.
Gina Rodriguez has previously starred in “Jane The Virgin” and the Disney+ Original series, “Diary Of A Future President”.
The show is being written and executive produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, who created the ABC series, “The Real O’Neals”. McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh are also executive producers on the show.
Rodriguez is best known for playing the title role on the hit series Jane The Virgin, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. Her upcoming projects include Netflix’s film Awake and Netflix’s miniseries Lost Ollie.
Should this pilot get picked up for a series by ABC, we should expect to see it released on ABC and Hulu in the United States, and released as a Star Original internationally on Disney+.
Are you looking forward to “Not Dead Yet” ?