YouTube has given a pilot order to half-hour comedy “It’s a Man’s World” (working title), written by Theresa Rebeck (“Smash”), to be produced by Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America. The pilot will be executive produced by Assembly Entertainment CEO Christina Wayne (I’m Dying Up Here) and Rebeck. Jill Greenberg is the co-executive producer. The original script was written by Heidi Schreck (Billions). Production will be underway this Fall.
The logline: “It’s a Man’s world” enters around Emma, a successful video game design executive the sole breadwinner for her family who is used to dodging the landmines that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field. When she gets fired without explanation and finds that she’s being blacklisted by everyone in her industry, Emma decides to dress as a man to get a new job and to continue supporting her family. As strange and politically incorrect as Emma’s new life may be, she starts to enjoy the newfound ease of access and power that comes with being a man.