A “Superstore” spinoff focused on characters Bo and Cheyenne is in the works at NBC, a person with knowledge of the development confirmed for TheWrap. The Universal Television comedy is (appropriately) titled “Bo & Cheyenne” and will see Johnny Pemberton and Nichole Sakura reprise their roles, should it advance past its current script-sale phase.
Here’s the logline, according to NBC: “Bo and Cheyenne (Pemberton and Sakura) balance their big dreams with the harsh realities of being a blue-collar family in America.”
Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu are writing and executive producing “Bo & Cheyenne,” which will be produced through “Superstore” creator Justin Spitzer’s Spitzer Holding Company as well as Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad’s The District.
Spitzer, Fleischer and Bernad have executive producing credits on the potential series.
NBC’s “Superstore” is ending its run after its current sixth season. Star America Ferrera, who was also counted among the show’s executive producers, exited the sitcom earlier this fall. Her character, Amy, was originally supposed to depart big box store Cloud 9 last spring, but the coronavirus pandemic shuttered production and pushed her exit to the fall.
The series finale of “Superstore” is slated to air in the spring. The sitcom debuted on NBC in 2015.
“We’re grateful to Universal Television and NBC for letting us make 113 episodes of a show we’re so proud of, and for giving us the chance to work with such an incredibly talented group of actors, writers and crew,” “Superstore” executive producers Spitzer, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said in a joint statement earlier this month. “We’re thankful most of all to the viewers who’ve stuck with us for the past six years (or discovered us somewhere along the way). We’ll do our best to go out strong and give you the satisfying ending you deserve.”
Deadline first reported the “Bo & Cheyenne” development news.