EXCLUSIVE: CBS develops Black magic, a single camera comedy from Party Over Here, the production company founded by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island.
The draft, which is to be written by aspiring writer Meredith Dawson, was a late buy this development season, and will be considered for the off-cycle / 2022 pilot season.
In Black magic, Written by Dawson, the power dynamics in a family of overachievers are turned upside down when the end of the family discovers new talent. The thing that will challenge them and bring them together as well is her Black Girl Magic.
Dawson’s executive produces with Party Over Here Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone and Ali Bell. CBS Studios is the studio.
Party Over Here produces popular Hulu comedy series Pen15 and is also behind the next SNL branched series MacGruber for Peacock.
Dawson comes from the bosom of Mindy Kaling. She had her break as a writer The Mindy project and went on to write for two more Kaling series, Champions and Four weddings and a funeral. On the closing side, Dawson writes a romantic road-trip comedy Lost found in preparation at Sony with producer Will Gluck.