The straight-to-series comedy hails from Onyx Collective and ABC Signature, the place the ‘Insecure’ and ‘White Lotus’ alum is predicated with an total deal.
Natasha Rothwell is putting out on her personal. The Insecure and White Lotus alum will star in, write and co-showrun The way to Die Alone, a comedy that has been ordered straight to sequence at Hulu streaming service. The challenge hails from Onyx Collective, the Tara Duncan-led studio centered on underrepresented voices, and ABC Signature and stems from an total take care of each that Rothwell signed earlier this 12 months.
Hulu and Onyx say The way to Die Alone will observe Melissa (Rothwell), “a fats, black, neurotic girl who has by no means been in love. After a comical brush with dying, she refuses to accept something lower than the life she desires, catapulting her on a journey to turning into ‘one hundred pc that bitch’ in actual life by any means needed.”
Rothwell and Vera Santamaria (Hulu’s Pen15) function co-showrunners on The way to Die Alone. Each will exec produce alongside Desiree Akhaven (The Bisexual). The challenge is the primary to return from Rothwell’s Large Hattie Productions at Onyx and ABC Signature.
Die Alone marks a turning level for Rothwell as she strikes from the supporting to guide position after her Emmy-nominated flip within the first season of Mike White’s Emmy-winning anthology The White Lotus. Her credit embrace Wonka and Disney’s upcoming animated characteristic Want. She’s greatest identified for her sequence common position on HBO’s Insecure, on which she had a sequence common position and doubled as a author and producer. Her writing credit additionally embrace Saturday Night time Dwell and on-screen gigs in Love, Simon in addition to Brooklyn 9-9 and Marvel Lady 1984. She’s repped by CAA, Edna Cowan Administration and Jackoway Austen.
Santamaria is with CAA, Meridian Artists and Morris Yorn.
Onyx Collective was launched final 12 months by Duncan, who additionally serves as president of Disney’s younger-skewing cable community Freeform. Since its launch, Duncan has recruited a powerful group of expertise with total offers together with Rothwell, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi) and Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny, amongst others. Onyx, whose originals stream solely on Hulu, lately launched its first scripted drama, the Kerry Washington-produced Affordable Doubt and likewise counts The Hair Tales, The Plot and Unprisoned.
PEN15 exec producer Vera Santamaria will co-showrun and exec produce alongside Rothwell with The Bisexual’s Desiree Akhaven additionally exec producing.
Rothwell acquired her begin writing for Saturday Night time Dwell earlier than turning into greatest identified for starring in, writing and producing HBO’s Insecure. She was nominated for an Emmy for her position as spa supervisor Belinda in HBO’s The White Lotus and subsequent up stars in Warner Bros. characteristic Wonka and Disney animated film Want.
Onyx Collective is behind sequence together with Kerry Washington-exec produced authorized drama Affordable Doubt, which launched on Hulu in September, Oscar-winning music doc Summer time of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution May Not Be Televised and Mahershala Ali restricted sequence The Doubt.
Rothwell is represented by: Edna Cowan Administration, CAA, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein and Santamaria is represented by CAA, Meridian Artists, and Morris Yorn.