Reese Witherspoon to Lead Cheerleading Comedy Series at Amazon
Amazon to Feature Reese Witherspoon in a Cheerleading Comedy Series
Prime Video, the tech giant, has placed a two-season order for ‘All Stars’ from Aline Brosh McKenna.
Multiple other outlets were outbid by the streamer for the project, titled All StarsBy handing out a straight-to-series order for two seasons, The series will be produced by Lauren Neustadter and Witherspoon under the Hello Sunshine banner. Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Devil Wears Prrada).
All Stars The story centers on Witherspoon, a former cheerleader who tries to cross the Atlantic to teach cheerleading in England.
Witherspoon stated that she was looking for a project to bring the Hello Sunshine mission to make women heroes of their own stories to a younger audience for a long period. “When I saw this story I knew that this idea would accomplish exactly what I wanted. It was so exciting to see an American woman cheerleading for a group of young girls in the U.K. This show is full of heart, joy, and teamwork. I cannot wait to work with Aline McKenna, brilliant, funny, and talented, to create a truly original comedy character, and with Amazon’s team whose passion for this endeavor was unmatched.
All Stars This feature was loosely inspired by Andrea Kulberg (a former University of Texas cheerleader) who now owns a cheer camp with her twin sister, Aly in the U.K. Hello Sunshine brought this idea to Brosh McKenna who directed and wrote the Witherspoon-led, Hello Sunshine-produced feature Your Place or MineThe debut of the, which will be available in February 2023.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios and MGM Studios, stated that “We are beyond thrilled to continue our fantastic relationships with Lauren Neustadter and Reese Witherspoon with this one-of a kind comedy.” “Aline Brosh McKinna’s pitch was brilliant. It had everything: originality, a memorable lead character, and tons fun. It also has a thread of hope, perseverance and being true to yourself that will resonate across the board. We are thrilled to collaborate with Lauren, Aline, and the Hello Sunshine team in bringing this series to life for Prime Video’s global audience.
Brosh McKenna said, “Reese has been my longtime hero, and I’m so happy we got to go to make a movie together and to have this amazing TV opportunity, brought to us by Lauren Neustadter and the legendary Lauren Neustadter. I am so excited to bring this world to life and these characters to it! Amazon has been so supportive and enthusiastic, I’m excited to be a part of their talent pool.”
Witherspoon is currently a star in Apple TV The Morning ShowThe third season of the series is coming to an end. She will also reprise Tracy Flick’s role in the next season. Election Continuation Tracy Flick can’t win Paramount
Hello Sunshine’s slate also includes Prime Video’s upcoming Daisy Jones and the Six These features are based on the Dolly Parton/James Patterson novel Run, Rose, Run And Goldilocks & the Three Bears Along with Build-a Bear Workshop
Hello Sunshine and Witherspoon are represented by CAA and Gretchen Rush of Hansen Jacobsen. LBI Entertainment also represents Witherspoon. Brosh McKenna works with Hansen Jacobsen’s attorney Ken Richman and CAA.
Deadline First reported the news.
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