Overbrook Entertainment is making a major push in television with the company's most ambitious development slate to date, which includes a series version of Will Smith's hit feature Hitch and a comedy starring OutKast's Big Boi, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The slate, overseen by Heather Courtney, also includes Raw Materials, a relationship comedy for ABC from the Oscar-nominated writing duo Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel; Almost, a supernatural drama for A&E; a drama for FX about a "straight edge" punk crew; and Gimmee Twenty, a special starring investment guru Mellody Hobson, at ABC News.
Overbrook is developing Hitch, a half-hour single-camera comedy series, with Sony Pictures TV. SPT-based writer Ben Wexler (CBS' Still Standing) has come on board to adapt Columbia Pictures' 2005 romantic comedy that starred Smith as a professional matchmaker. As it is with all Overbrook TV projects, Smith is attached to executive produce, but he won't star in the series project, which is expected to be pitched to the networks shortly.
Uncle Rudy, a family comedy starring Big Boi, is another half-hour project in development at Overbrook.