In its second sale to NBC this season, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions has received a script commitment from the Peacock for a single-camera comedy called I Guess I Do.
Written by rising young scribe Lauryn Kahn, the project explores a green card marriage of convenience between a womanizing celebrity trainer from England and his bogus American wife. As a psychology grad student, she uses her sham husband as the subject for her dissertation on the modern male.
Ferrell and McKay, the creative force behind some of the funniest big-screen comedies over the last decade, will serve as executive producers. Beginning her career as McKay's assistant, Kahn participated in improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade at his urging after he took notice of her comedic potential. She followed up on her potential by writing, directing, and performing in videos on Ferrell and McKay's comedy website Funny Or Die.
Last year, she wrote her debut feature film script for a comedy entitled He's F*cking Perfect, which sparked a bidding war among the studios and landed a $1 million deal from Fox 2000. Produced by the Gary Sanchez team with Emma Stone in negotiations to star, the comedy focuses on a social media savvy girl who is pessimistic about love and vets her friends' dates to find flaws. When that process leads her to uncover the perfect guy, she decides to use her internet research skills to turn herself into his perfect match.
Gary Sanchez's first sale of the season to NBC was a comedy called Assistance, which follows an idealistic assistant and her daily efforts to try to find balance in her life as she strives to please her larger than life boss. That project will be written by Leslye Headland, who wrote and directed the movie Bachelorette.
I've always been a big Ferrell/McKay fan and find most of their projects pretty funny, in concept if not always in execution. These all sound like they have potential. What do you think, TVRagers?