NBC has put in development Assistance, a single-camera comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods. It will be written by Leslye Headland who wrote and directed the feature Bachelorette, also produced by Gary Sanchez.
Based on a play by Headland, Assistance follows Nora, an idealistic assistant, and her daily efforts to try to find balance in her life as she strives to please her larger than life boss. Gary Sanchez’s Jessica Elbaum and Owen Burke will executive produce along with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
The project stems from Gary Sanchez’s overall deal with Universal TV, which will produce the comedy. Headland, repped by CAA and Caliber Media, is writing a remake of About Last Night for Screen Gems, with Steve Pink directing and Joy Bryant, Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy starring.