Jenny Slate is coming fresh off of success with the abortion dramedy Obvious Child and several Parks and Rec appearances to make her own pilot for FX. Back in March, it was reported that Slate would be taking a back seat with her regular appearances on Married to focus on her own show.
Variety is saying that said show is moving forward to pilot with creators Gillian Robespierre and Obvious Child's Elisabeth Holm. The script will be handled by the both of them while Robespierre is set to direct.
The pilot is likened to Thelma and Louise: "an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners — Lou (Slate) and Viv (Graynor) — as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Gutsy born and raised New Yorkers, Lou and Viv discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car."
Filming begins Tuesday in New York so, if you see any high speed chase with police headed towards a cliff, say hi to Jenny.