EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development F*ck I’m In My Twenties, a half-hour comedy project based on the Tumblr blog of 24-year-old Emma Koenig, which also has spawned a book. The project, from BermanBraun and Universal Television, chronicles a woman’s experience as a twentysomething living in the big city. It will reflect the reality today’s generation is facing post-graduation as does Koenig’s blog, which consists of hand-drawn musings (like the one on left) about the plight of today’s millennials. It has drawn comparisons to the TV show of another twentysomething female creator, Lena Dunham’s Girls. Koenig, repped by CAA, Circle Of Confusion and Hansen Jacobsen, will co-write the script with Jeff Lowell (Common Law). Lowell and BermanBraun’s Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein are executive producing. Koenig, a college graduate, started the blog while working odd jobs as she was trying to make it in New York, auditioning for a string of web series. Her book of the same name came out in August.
This is the second Tumblr blog by a twentysomething female writer to get a TV adaptation, joining Lauren Bachelis’ Hollywood Assistants blog, which inspired a comedy set up at CBS. Tumblr is proving to be as popular source material for broadcast comedy series this season as Twitter once was.