Project, based on the book by Douglas Coupland, centers on Karen (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.
“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.