In addition to playing the title role, Olson will serve as a co-executive producer on the pilot, which is directed by Randall Einhorn. Olson will film The Mick after wrapping production on the upcoming eleventh season of Sunny, which also has been renewed for Season 12. The deal was worked out so she could do both shows as they have different production schedules. (It also helps that they are on sister networks, Fox and FXX.)
Written by the Chernins, The Mick has a fish-out-of-water theme. It centers on Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy (Olson), a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful.
John Chernin and Dave Chernin executive produce with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Nicholas Frenkel as well as Einhorn (pilot only). 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
Olson, who voices a character in the upcoming Finding Dory, is repped by UTA and Haven.