See if this blows up your skirt: IFC has ordered eight episodes of David Krumholtz comedy “Gigi’s Bucket List,” which will start filming in June and premiere later this year.
On the newly greenlit series, Gertrude Rotblum, aka “Gigi” (Krumholtz), just lost her beloved husband Harold, but has gained a new lease on life thanks to a previously unknown bank account discovered in his will. With her dead husband’s secret millions, the 76-year-old described “yenta with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue” sets out to experience everything she deprived herself of in her younger years.
Gigi will live life to its fullest and fastest while ignoring doctor’s orders and turning the stigmas of aging on their head, according to the show’s official description. She will travel to rock festivals and explore new technologies like online dating, with her trusty male nurse sidekick played by Ricky Mabe along for the ride.
“This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like a grandma,” said Krumholtz. “It’s an absolute privilege to be bringing Gigi to life for IFC, known for their irreverent brand of comedy and willingness to explore depth of character.”
“David has done an incredible job of inhabiting this relatable bubbe character,” added Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president. “I hope to emulate Gigi’s unfiltered honesty and wreckless ambition when conquering my own bucket list some day.”
Gigi’s Bucket List is produced for IFC by Grandma’s House Entertainment. It is executive produced by Krumholtz and Tim Gibbons, along with Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden.
Adam Bold and Mike Lopez will serve as producers.
Makeup effects are done by Alterian Inc.’s Tony Gardner.