Freefrom has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Single Drunk Female,” Variety has learned.
In the series, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, irreverent alcoholic Samantha Fink (Sofia Black-D’Elia) is forced to move back home with her “Smother” (Ally Sheedy) to sober up and avoid jail time. But when her childhood bff (Sasha Compère) reveals surprising news, Samantha realizes she can no longer qualify as a party girl – she’s a walking disaster.
The pilot will also star Rebecca Henderson, Lily Mae Harrington, and Garrick Bernard. Henderson will portray Olivia, a brilliant melancholic lesbian who works as one of The Greeters at AA. Smart as a whip with an acerbic wit, Olivia is a highly regarded, Peabody award-winning PBS journalist known for her program “Off the Docs.”
Harrington will play Felicia, Samantha’s fun and fearless drinking companion who is always counting down the days until Samantha is out of rehab so they can meet up at their favorite local bar.
Bernard will portray James, an isolating, high-functioning drunk who works in the tech industry. Whereas Samantha is on a downward spiral, James is merely experiencing a very slow and tedious decline.
Simone Finch serves as writer and executive producer on the pilot. Jenni Konner and Phil Traill will also executive produce, with Leslye Headland attached to direct and executive produce. 20th Television will produce.
Black D’Elia is repped by UTA and Brookside Artist Management. Sheedy is repped by Innovative Artists and Red Letter Entertainment. Henderson is repped by Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose. Compère is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and Goodman Genow. Harrington is repped by Gersh, Brehan Fitzgerald, Goodman Genow. Bernard is repped by WME, Mosaic, and Ziffren Brittenham.
Finch is repped by The Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston Agency, Anonymous Content, and Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin. Konner is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson. Traill is repped by Verve, Writ Large, and Nelson Davis LLP. Headland is represented by UTA as a writer and director, Sugar23, and Myman Greenspan.
(Pictured: Ally Sheedy, left; Sofia Black-D’Elia, right)