In its first development season, Alcide Bava Prods., the Warner Bros. TV-based company of The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, has sold its first project — a multi-camera comedy from writer Scott King, showrunner of the Hulu series Difficult People, which has been set up at CBS. Additionally Alcide Bava is developing a half-hour comedy series based on the A.J. Jacobs’ bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically.
The untitled Scott King project, which has received a script commitment, centers on a type-A, emotionally reserved newlywed who invites his wife’s twin sister to stay with them and suddenly finds himself in a world of over-sharing, and a third wheel in his own marriage. King and Galecki executive produce.
Search is under way for a writer to adapt Jacobs’ 2007 book The Year of Living Biblically, which chronicled the Esquire magazine editor at large’s year spent obeying — as literally as possible — the tenets of the Bible. Galecki and Spencer Medof executive produce.
Galecki is shepherding both projects with Andrew Haas whom he brought in as producing partner and VP in March.
Alcide Bava — which Galecki named after an alias of 19th century poet Arthur Rimbaud — fulfills a 10-year goal for the actor who had been looking to move into producing. He met with a number of potential partners until settling on film executive Haas who actually was the first candidate he interviewed. “Our sensibilities are similar without being too similar so we agree on everything,” Galecki said.
Haas was instrumental in bringing The Year of Living Biblically to Alcide Bava. The book had been previously under option at Paramount Pictures with Plan B producing. Producer Medoff had procured the rights and approached his friend Haas about turning the book into a TV series.
Of Alcide Bava, Galecki says he is “really proud of what we have accomplished in the first 7 months” and lists diversity as a cornerstone of the company’s development philosophy.