IFC has commissioned a presentation for comedy series Gigi’s Bucket List (working title) starring David Krumholtz. The show follows 72-year-old Jewish grandmother “Gigi” (Krumholtz) from Boca Raton, FL pursuing everything she deprived herself of throughout her life after discovering millions in her dead husband’s bank account. The presentation, from Grandma’s House Entertainment, is scheduled to shoot later this year for 2015 series consideration. Krumholtz is executive producing with Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe, and Zach Golden.
Krumholtz originated the character earlier this year for Weather From, a website from Barry Sonders, Zach Golden and Mabe, where Gigi provides weather forecasts. In an interview with VH1, Krumholtz said he had always done this impression of his grandmother that his friend Mabe loved. When Mabe and his collaborators came up with the idea for a website featuring an old Jewish lady character, he asked Krumholtz if he wanted to do his impression. After four and a half hours’ worth of prosthetic makeup, Krumholts became Gigi.
Serving as producers on the presentation are Adam Bold and Mike Lopez.
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