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‘The Mother-in-Law’ Thriller From Amy Poehler, Jessica Goldberg in the Works at NBC

Drama based on the novel by Sally Hepworth gets put pilot order

NBC has given a put pilot order to the thriller “The Mother-in-Law,” based on the 2019 novel by Sally Hepworth.

To be adapted by “The Path” creator Jessica Goldberg, “The Mother-in-Law” is described as “an unexpected thriller centered around a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that ends in death. A gripping mystery that explores motherhood, class, race and how dangerous family secrets can be.”

Amy Poehler and Kate Arend of her Paper Kite Productions banner will executive produce the project, as will Hepworth and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. Universal Television, where Poehler has an overall deal, is the studio.

A put pilot commitment means that the network has agreed to air the pilot, but does not guarantee the project will go to series. If the network chooses not to air the pilot, it will owe a financial penalty to the studio.

Poehler currently stars alongside “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell in the animated Fox comedy “Duncanville,” which she co-created with Mike and Julie Scully.

Among the projects Paper Kite currently has in the pipeline are the second season of Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” the Adult Swim series “Three Busy Debras,” an Amazon comedy with “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver and the Netflix film “Moxie” starring Hadley Robinson and “Legion” alum Lauren Tsai.