Leslye Headland, the writer-director whose latest feature film was this summer’s Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People, is set to make her pilot directing debut. She has closed to helm ABC’s untitled Weeks/Mackay pilot, a lesbian-straight duo comedy from writers Ed Weeks and Hannah Mackay and executive producer Andrew Reich.
The ABC Studios-produced pilot centers on an unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, as they navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating.
The Mindy Project co-star Weeks and fellow Brit Mackay (Peep Show) wrote the script and will co-executive produce. Reich, who supervised the writers, executive produces. Anne Brogan, Val Ames, Melanie Stokes and Siobhan Bachman also executive produce for London-based Kindle Entertainment.