Comedy Series Starring Sharon Horgan and Billy Magnussen in the Works at Amazon

“Catastrophe” co-creator Horgan will also executive produce

Amazon has given a script-to-series commitment for a comedy series starring Sharon Horgan and Billy Magnussen.

The series will follow Horgan as a socially awkward and broke single woman who decides to start a self-help company. She recruits a former male gymnast, played by Magnussen, to be the face of her new brand.

Horgan (“Catastrophe”) co-writes the series with John Hamburg and Ian Helfer, with Hamburg directing. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Clelia Mountford’s UK-based Merman and Horgan, who will executive produce with Mountford, Hamburg, Kaplan and Dana Honor for Kapital Entertainment.

Horgan signed a first-look deal with Amazon in January of this year. She earned an Emmy nomination with co-writer Rob Delaney for the comedy series “Catastrophe” in 2016. She is repped by WME, United Agents and Nelson Davis.

Magnussen will appear in Netflix’s upcoming series “Maniac,” as well as the live-action “Aladdin” adaptation. He is repped by WME, BRS/Gage Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Deadline was first to report the news.

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