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Vanessa Bayer To Headline & Write Comedy Series In Works At Showtime From Michael Showalter & Annapurna TV


Bayer’s character is inspired by the comedy actress’ own personal story as a survivor of childhood leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in her freshman year of high school.

Bayer and Beiler are teaming up for the project after working together atSNL. Their collaborations included nervous Weekend Update meteorologist Dawn Lazarus who became an instant breakout when Bayer introduced her just before her departure NBC’s venerable night sketch comedy program after seven seasons.

Annapurna TV has upcoming Netflix series Mixtape and The Plot Against America miniseries, which was just ordered by HBO.

Bayer recently starred in the Netflix comedy film Ibiza. She is repped by Rise Management, UTA and Jackoway Tyerman
Beiler, who also worked on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer with Klein, is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and ICM Partners. Klein, who most recently worked on Amazon’s Transparent, is repped by Rise Management and UTA
Showalter and Semi-Formal Productions are repped by Artists First, UTA and Stone Genow.

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