Nick alum to co-star with Christina Ricci in Dick Wolf laffer
Christina Ricci), a woman who comes out of a long coma only to realize she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was not aware of. Cosgrove, a Nickelodeon vet, will play Evie, Karen’s daughter, whose world is turned upside down when her mom wakes up from the coma. Wolf is exec producing “Girlfriend in a Coma” alongside Liz Brixius, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. Brixius penned the pilot. “Coma” marks Wolf’s first foray in comedy after decades in the procedural realm with his “Law & Order” franchise on the Peacock. Move into the comedy space is credited to Gelber, head of development at Wolf Films, who has a track record with laffers after working on Showtime’s “Weeds,” “Episodes” and “The Big C” during her tenure at the pay cabler under now-NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Gelber jumped on the rights to the “Coma” book, setting into motion Wolf Films’ first half-hour scripted comedy. Cosgrove, who rose to fame on Nick’s “iCarly,” can be seen in “Despicable Me 2″ this summer. She is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Gang Tyre.