Elizabeth Banks will produce “Resident Advisors,” a comedy series for Paramount Digital starring “Veronica Mars” actor Ryan Hansen and “Hangover” actress Jamie Chung, the studio said Wednesday. Banks, who will make her directorial debut with next year’s “Pitch Perfect 2,” is working on the show with Max Handelman, her partner in Brownstone Productions.
The show is a workplace comedy set in a college dorm that chronicles the resident advisers who try to contain their students while having fun at the same time.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Paramount Digital Entertainment on this outrageously funny take on modern day dorm life in America,” Banks said in a statement, praising president of Paramount Digital Entertainment Amy Powell and her team for their “terrific track record for creating boldly entertaining content in this comedic medium and we look forward to a successful partnership.”
Paramount’s digital division has had its most success with short-form comedies like “Burning Love,” a spoof of “The Bachelor” in which Hansen also appeared. It is working on another reality spoof, “The Hotwives of Orlando,” for Hulu.
“No subject is off limits for the talented creators and cast of ‘Resident Advisors’ with its irreverent take on the absurdities of freshmen year at college,” Powell said in a statement. “Elizabeth, Max and the team at Brownstone have developed an ambitious and fun comedy that is perfectly suited for this format, and we are thrilled to have it mark our first collaboration with them.”