In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed Professionals, a half-hour comedy project from I Just Want My Pants Back and Us & Them creator David J. Rosen and feature director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, (500) Days Of Summer).
Showtime has commissioned three scripts from the project to be written by Rosen. Professionals centers on two partially-broken mid-level employees who become ensnared in a dangerous game of corporate espionage. If the project is greenlighted, it will still go through a pilot stage unlike the remake of In The Heat Of The Night, which Showtime recently bought also with a commitment for multiple scripts but a plan to go straight to series upon script approval. The Professionals pilot will be directed by Webb who also is executive producing and directing the current Showtime comedy pilot Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He and Rosen executive produce.
Rosen is repped by CAA and attorneys Joel Mckuin and Jeff Frankel; Webb is with CAA, Anonymous Content and attorneys Jamie Feldman and Linda Lichter.