The Skeleton Twins helmer Craig Johnson has signed on to direct and executive produce Showtime’s half-hour comedy pilot Mating (working title), from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman, which stars Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam.
Written and executive produced by Zicherman, Mating will center on a recently divorced guy (Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. The project is an “annual anthology” as each season will focus on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships. True Jack Prods.’ Katims and Michelle Lee executive produce with Zicherman for Showtime and Universal TV.
Johnson most recently directed the film Wilson starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. He also directed and co-wrote the well-received Skeleton Twins, starring two other SNL alums, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. Johnson has written two films for 20th Century Fox and was a member of the inaugural Fox Writers Studio.
Johnson is repped by Mosaic, CAA and Bloom Hergott.