From dominating social media to dominating the TV screen.
Quinta Brunson’s teacher comedy gets a put pilot commitment at ABC in a competitive situation. Brunson is creating and starring in the single-camera show. She is also executive producing alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker’ via their Ehsugadee Pros.
Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
The show, which has yet to be titled, centers on a group of teachers brought together at one of the worst public schools in the country. Why? Because they love teaching. However, the comedy wonders “is their love of educating children enough to counteract the school district’s bullshit attitude toward educating children?”
Quinta Brunson’s teacher comedy reunites Brunson with Halpern and Schumacker. The trio worked together on the CW pilot The End of the World As We Know.
“[Justin Halpern] and [Patrick Schumacker] hired me on my first pilot as an actor and let me throw in a line about Anderson [.Paak],” wrote Brunson on Twitter regarding the news. “Look where we are now. so enjoying working on this with this entire team of good folks.”
Halpern and Schumacker co-created and executive produce DC Universe’s animated comedy Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco, which recently released its second season. In addition, they have a project, America’s Sweetheart, staring Cuoco, which has been percolating at Apple. The duo previously served as executive producers/showrunners on NBC comedy Powerless.
Brunson gained national attention in 2014, when her Buzzfeed series Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date went viral on YouTube and Instagram. She was then working at Buzzfeed Motion Pictures as a video content creator. Since then, her original content has reached more than 1 billion people worldwide across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Brunson currently stars on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. The series, which was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, has been renewed for a second season. In TV, Brunson also wrote, produced and starred in the series Quinta vs. Everything for Facebook Watch. She has appeared on ABC’s Single Parents and The CW/WBTV’s iZombie and has lent her voice to projects including Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf, on which she also is a staff writer, and Season 3 of Netflix’s Big Mouth. Most recently, she was tapped to lead the ensemble cast of the TZGZ anime-inspired comedy Magical Girl Friendship Squad.