Showtime has ordered “Work in Progress,” which it describes the show as a “funny and uniquely human comedy (that) features Abby McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.” The series is created by McEnany and Tim Mason, and Showtime acquired the project after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where it was an official selection of the Indie Episodic program).
Eight episodes of “Work in Progress” have been ordered.
McEnany is a mainstay of the Chicago improv scene, where her one-woman shows became the foundation for the series. Mason is a filmmaker, writer and accomplished commercial director whose short “No Other Way to Say It” was named Best Narrative Short at Slamdance 2017 and Best Comedic Short of 2017 by Vimeo.
“Work in Progress” is executive produced by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason. Lilly Wachowski, Lawrence Mattis, Ashley Berns and Josh Adler of Circle of Confusion also serve as executive producers, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media joining as executive producer.