Created and written by Lenchewski, The Diplomats — like Royal Pains — has a buddy element at the center. It revolves around two female State Department agents who are assigned to work together on a major diplomatic crisis, but the fate of the world might rest on whether these women can get along with each other.
Universal TV is producing with Packer’s studio-based Will Packer Prods. Lenchewski and Packer serve as executive producers, with Will Packer Prods’ head of TV Korin D. Huggins as co-executive producer. The project has received a script commitment plus penalty.
Under Packer’s overall deal at Universal TV, his Will Packer Prods is shepherding two series: Truth Be Told at NBC and the upcoming Uncle Buck at ABC. Packer’s development slate also includes comedy Bonita & Mechelle, with Eva Longoria producing, and drama Buckhead, both at NBC. Outside of the deal, Packer is executive producing a TV comedy series adaptation of his Think Like A Man movie franchise at Fox.
Lenchewski is reped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman. Packer is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.
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