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NBC to Develop Workplace Comedy with Marlee Matlin

Matlin Will Play a Sign Language Interpreter

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NBC has landed a potential single-camera comedy starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, with a script commitment plus penalty. The project comes from writer Ben Shelton (“Candy Jar”), Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television.

The logline: Matlin will play DJ, the manager of the sign language interpreter agency based out of Los Angeles.The proposed series is based on an original idea by Kaplan who conceived it while watching the daily Covid press conferences in the first months of the pandemic which all featured sign language interpreters.

Jack Jason, Matlin’s sign language interpreter of three and a half decades, also will executive produce.