The comedy troupe made famous by Amy Poehler is getting a studio deal.
Upright Citizens Brigade, the sketch and improv group owned by Poehler along with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, has signed a first-look agreement with Universal Cable Productions, the studio behind “Mr. Robot” on USA and “12 Monkeys” on Syfy.
The deal is the studio’s first with a live theater group.
Projects under development include “We Can Fix You,” a parody of pop-psychology gurus, as well as the sorority spoof “House of Delta,” a karaoke comedy called “Sing,” the Latino-themed “The Peligroso Project” and a mockumentary series called “Hell House.”
Poehler, best-known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks and Recreation,” is among the executive producers on “We Can Fix You.”
“UCB is comprised of a group of amazingly talented people who are fearless when it comes to taking comedic risks,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP. “This partnership is a perfect fit for the studio because it allows us to incubate fresh ideas and make our mark in the comedy space by tapping into UCB’s unique point of view. We’re thrilled to be working with them.”