Lee Daniels and Whitney Cummings Developing #MeToo-Themed Comedy for Amazon

Set on a college campus, project to also star Cummings

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Amazon is developing a #MeToo-themed college comedy from Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels.

The comedy revolves around the staff of the Ombudsman’s office at a college that navigates PC culture and the #MeToo climate.

Cummings, in addition to serving as co-creator and co-writer, would star as the lead character who must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class, and gender.

The untitled project is from Fox 21 TV Studios and Amazon Studios. Both are co-creators and writers, with Daniels set to direct the pilot.

This would mark the first TV staring role for Cummings since her NBC comedy “Whitney,” which she also created and executive produced. She also created CBS’ longrunning “2 Broke Girls” and served as co-showrunner for ABC’s “Roseanne” revival. Daniels is the creator and executive producer for Fox’s “Empire” and “Star.”