DirecTV has made a straight-to-series order for the Entertainment One TV comedy You Me Her, created by John Scott Shepherd and inspired by the Playboy Magazine article “Sugar on Top” by John H. Richardson. Ten half-hour episode series will air on DirecTV’s Audience Network. The news means a reteam of eOne and the satcaster, whose drama series Rogue starring Cole Hauser, Richard Schiff and Thandie Newton is in its third season.
The series is described as a twist on the indie rom-com, a “polyromantic” comedy that centers on a three-way relationship — two of the parties a suburban married couple.
Shepherd, who will serve as executive producer/showrunner, created and executive produced TV series Save Me and The Days. The Paradigm-repped scribe and novelist also penned the screenplays for Life Or Something Like It and Joe Somebody.
EOne will finance, produce and distribute You Me Her worldwide, with Gerard Bocaccio, SVP US Scripted Development, overseeing for the studio. Playboy’s Alta Loma Entertainment’s Peter Jaysen will executive produce with Alan Gasmer (Vikings).