Showtime released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy “Work in Progress,” starring Abby McEnany as a woman whose life is so miserable, her therapist literally drops dead in the middle of a session.
Not great for Abby, but she bounces back from it quickly with a little nudge from her sister and a new relationship with an attractive waiter played by Theo Germaine (“The Politician”).
McEnany co-created the eight-episode comedy with Tim Mason and stars as Abby, a character the network describes as “a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.” She serves as co-showrunner on the show with Mason and Lilly Wachowski.
The pilot debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was an official selection of the Indie Episodic program. Karin Anglin also co-stars alongside Celeste Pechous, with Julia Sweeney appearing as herself.
Lawrence Mattis, Ashley Berns and Josh Adler of Circle of Confusion also serve as executive producers, along with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media and Sweeney. Mason also serves as director this season, with Jacqueline “JJ” Ingram serving as producer.
“Work in Progress” debuts Sunday, Dec. 8.