Salma Hayek-Led Comedy From Paul Feig, Imagine TV in Negotiations Stage at Amazon

Actress to play an ambassador-type role in series set in the world of international diplomacy

Last Updated: May 1, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Paul Feig is bringing Salma Hayek to the small screen in a really big way.

The actress has signed on to lead and executive produce a comedy series from Feig and Imagine Television that is in the negotiations stages for a pilot commitment to series at Amazon, an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.

The currently untitled project was written by Patty Breen (HBO’s “Divorce”) — who will receive an executive producer credit — and is set in the world of international diplomacy in London, with Hayek playing an ambassador-type role.

Feig will executive produce and direct, with Breen receiving an executive producing credit as well. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will produce for Imagine with Hayek and her partner Jose “Pepe” Tamez producing under her Ventanarosa Productions banner.

A TV and movie star in her native Mexico before getting her big break in Hollywood, Hayek has had recurring roles on ABC’s “Ugly Betty” — which she executive produced — and NBC’s “30 Rock.” However, this would be the Oscar-nominated actress’ first series leading role in the U.S. market.

Hayek’s recent film credits include “How To Be a Latin Lover,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Beatriz at Dinner.”

Feig, known for creating the cult hit “Freaks and Geeks,” has moved into features in recent years with “Bridesmaids” and “Ghostbusters.” He currently has the comedy pilot “Girls Code” in the works at Freeform.

Hayek is repped by CAA and Management 360.

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