Quinn and Schumer have both appeared in recent episodes of HBO’s “Girls,” which is executive produced by Apatow.
Universal optioned the rights to the project from Schumer in August 2013, and since then, she has been developing the script with Apatow, who is also producing through his Universal-based Apatow Productions.
Universal executive Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio, which has been keeping plot details under wraps.
Quinn, who famously hosted “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” for many years, recently co-starred in Sony’s hit comedy “Grown Ups” and its sequel. His new off-Broadway show “Colin Quinn Unconstitutional” is currently touring across the U.S.
Quinn is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Grubman Indursky Shire, while Schumer and Apatow are represented by UTA and manager Jimmy Miller of Mosaic.