Comedy Central is revving its engines for the Motor City, giving a 10-episode series order to “Detroiters,” its scripted pilot that stars creators Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson as small-time ad men who aspire to help turn their hometown back into the glittering jewel of the Midwest that it once was.
Richardson and Robinson, who are both native to Detroit and are Second City alums, will also exec produce and write the series with Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin. Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis are also exec producing, with Sudeikis appearing in a limited number of episodes as a successful automotive executive the lead characters relentlessly pursue in an effort to land their first big-time client.
Monika Zielinska, Tara Schuster and Rachel Olson are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
“The creative team on ‘Detroiters’ is so ridiculously funny, we’re not even sure we deserve them,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president of original programming, who announced the news.
Robinson is repped by Odenkirk-Provissiero Ent., CAA and attorney Melissa Fox. A writer for “Saturday Night Live,” he has had guest appearances on IFC’s “Documentary Now!” and “Comedy Bang Bang.”
Richardson is repped by Principato Young Management and Innovative Artists and his attorney Michael Auerbach at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. He is best known for appearing on HBO’s “Veep” and his feature credits include “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Neighbors 2” and “The House.” He will make a cameo in “Ghostbusters.”
Sudeikis is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and CAA and Broadway Video is repped by CAA.