Netflix Greenlights Amy Poehler-produced Comedy Starring Natasha Lyonne

Netflix has announced that it has ordered a new comedy produced by Amy Poehler under Paper Kite banner.

The streaming network announcement confirms a new straight-to-series comedy starring Natasha Lyonne, best known for her role as Nicky on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2014.

Starring alongside Lyonne is Leslye Headland as the main star. Headland wrote the first episode, and will co-write the rest of the series with Lyonne. The writer-director for films such as Bachelorette said in a statement, “these women are heroes of mine and to work with them at a company that promotes originality and creativity is a thrill.”

The comedy follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

“So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the GOAT with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the ’80s,” Lyonne said in a statement. “Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world.”