Meg Ryan is back with a new comedy show! 30 years after her “absence,” fans are delighted with the news about her return. Many remember Ryan from her roles in When Harry Met Sally, and You’ve Got Mail.
Get to know more details about her new show!
Meg Ryan starring in new comedy series Picture Paris
Meg Ryan is joining Epix’s newest comedy entitled Picture Paris. A report from Deadline revealed how “tough” the competition was among networks to land this new series. There are three networks apparently pursuing this new show and Epix landed this half-hour comedy show with Ryan to topline. Epix has not yet commented regarding the status of the show, but news about Ryan’s return from her “long vacation” has gotten fans very stoked once a premiere date has been announced.
Interestingly, Picture Paris is based on Brad Hall’s 2011 short film which starred his wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.
Picture Paris tells the story of a suburban mom whose dream trip to Paris may not “quite live up to expectations” after she and her husband become empty nesters. Filmmaker Hall will also be in charge of writing and directing the TV series adaptation which he is set to co-produce with Ryan, Aaron Kaplan, and Dana Honor.
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More details about Picture Paris, Kaplan Entertainment
Currently, Picture Paris is in “fast-track development” with a potential straight-to-series order. The show is expected to be filmed in France. If it does get picked up for a full series, Picture Paris will be Ryan’s first TV gig since Wildside in 1985.
The upcoming comedy is the latest TV project for Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. They’re the same team behind HBO’s Sarah Jessica Parker series Divorce and ABC’s Secrets and Lies. On a tangent, the company is also working on Netflix’s Drew Barrymore-starring comedy entitled Santa Clarita Diet.
You can watch the trailer for the 2011 short below.
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