Comedy Central has given a pilot order to a project from Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly, who will direct, and Sarah Schneider. The two executive produce with SNL boss Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer via Michaels’ Broadway Video.
Written by Kelly and Schneider, the untitled comedy features two struggling siblings who are forced to reevaluate their lives when their much younger 12-year-old brother becomes instantly famous without trying.
The pilot comes on the heels of the launch of Detroiters, Broadway Video’s first series for Comedy Central. The company’s primetime portfolio also includes Man Seeking Woman on FX as well as Portlandia and Documentary Now! at IFC.
Kelly and Schneider were named SNL head writers at the beginning of this season, having served as writers on the show since 2011. In addition to his SNL gig, Kelly worked as a writer on Comedy Central’s Broad City. He also wrote and directed the feature Other People, which earned him 2017 Indie Spirit Award nominations for best first feature and best screenplay and earned a Spirit trophy for star Molly Shannon.
Schneider also was a writer on Netflix’s Master of None. She previously was a writer and co-star of CollegeHumor Originals.