Amazon Prime Video has given a pilot green light to Half-Empty, a single-camera comedy co-written by and starring Cazzie David, the 24-year-old daughter of Larry David, a social media star who has been hailed as the new Lena Dunham.
Written and executive produced by David and Elisa Kalani, the project landed at Amazon for development a year ago. Augustine Frizzell is set to direct the pilot and will executive produce. Girls alumna Sarah Heyward will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Annapurna TV and Endeavor Content are the studios, with Annapurna TV’s Sue Naegle and Ali Krug producing
Half-Empty follows a sardonic college student (David) whose overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and an endless chain of social disasters.
Said David in a tone reminiscent of her dad’s persona on Curb Your Enthusiasm, “It’s been a delightful collaboration. Although I have nothing to base that on, having never collaborated.”
David, who also recently signed a book deal for a collection of humor essays titled No One Asked For This, is repped by WME.
Frizzell most recently directed the pilot Euphoria at HBO, which was ordered to series; she is also attached to direct the feature Stoned Alone at Fox with Ryan Reynolds producing. Frizzell is repped by WME, and Victoria Cook & Lee Goldberg at FKKS.
Kalani is repped by Management 360. Heyward is repped by UTA and Tara Kole.
At Amazon, Half-Empty joins comedy pilots People Just Do Nothing and a bi-lingual project from Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.