NBC has put in development Secret Society, a female-focused comedy from Barry producer Emily Heller, Girlboss creator Kay Cannon and Laverne McKinnon’s K&L Productions and Universal TV.

Written by Heller, Secret Society centers on Beth, a struggling reporter who is tired of feeling invisible in her small town and recruits other women to help take over a dying branch of an all-male secret society.

Kay Cannon Laverne McKinnon
K&L Productions

Heller executive produces with K&L’s Cannon and McKinnon. Universal TV produces in association with K&L Productions.

Heller is currently a producer on HBO’s Barry. Her writing credits include People of Earth and Crowded.

Pitch Perfect writer Cannon and McKinnon met on Girlboss, which Cannon created and showran, and McKinnon executive produced. Shorty thereafter, they formed K&L Productions, which signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV in August. Cannon recently made her directorial debut with Blockers. In addition to Girlboss, Cannon’s TV credits include 30 Rock and New Girl. McKinnon is the former EVP originals at Epix and served as SVP drama development at CBS.

Heller, Cannon and McKinnon are repped by WME. Heller also is repped by Mosaic and Jackoway Tyerman. Cannon and McKinnon also are with Hansen Jacobson.