Barry Sonnenfeld is poised to direct Fox‘s half-hour pilot Dead Boss, from WBTV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series, Dead Boss is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens (Jane Krakowski) wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister (Justine Lupe) to prove her innocence. This marks a reunion for Sonnenfeld and Kaplan — Sonnenfeld directed former agent Kaplan’s first pilot as a producer, ABC comedy Funny In Farsi. The Man In Black helmer most recently directed the CBS’ Beverly Hills Cop pilot last season.
Barry Sonnenfeld Directing Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Dead Boss’
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