American Pie‘s Natasha Lyonne is set to star in a half-hour comedy that has been set up at Fox with a script commitment. Written by Mr. Sunshine creators/executive producers Alex Barnow and Marc Firek, the untitled project centers on Stella (Lyonne) who, fresh out of rehab and committed to starting a new life as a sober, responsible adult, is forced to move in with her conservative brother and young family. The comedy is produced by 3 Arts, which reps Lyonne, and Sony Pictures TV, where Barnow and Firek are under an overall deal. Barnow and Firek executive produce alongside 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. In addition to starring in the show, Lyonne is also attached as a producer.
This would mark the actress’ first regular series gig. She is recurring on Jenji Kohan’s upcoming Netflix dark comedy series Orange Is The New Black after guest starring in the series finale of Kohan’s long-running Showtime series Weeds. APA-repped Lyonne’s upcoming features include The Rambler and Imogene. Before creating Mr. Sunshine, UTA-repped Barnow and Firek worked on Sony TV’s CBS comedy Rules Of Engagement.