The project is titled “The Mother-in-Law,” based on the novel of the same name by Sally Hepworth. It is described as a thriller centered around a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that ends in death.
Goldberg will executive produce in addition to writing. Poehler will executive produce via Paper Kite Productions along with Kate Arend, the company’s head of production. Hepworth will also executive produce along with Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. Universal Television, where both Poehler and Goldberg are under deals, will produce.
Goldberg serves as writer and showrunner on the upcoming Netflix space drama “Away,” which stars Hilary Swank. She previously created the Hulu series “The Path,” with her other credits including shows such as “Parenthood” and “Deception.” She is repped by McKuin Frankel.