Gabrielle Union is teaming up to executive produce a new comedy series for Showtime with former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill and Kelley Carter, a writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated website.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour comedy series is currently titled New Money. The centers around a group of Black women in their 30s who strike it big in their careers, and must navigate the dating world, unwanted media attention, false friends, and money leeches when they come into their new financial statuses.
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Hill and Carter came up with the original idea for the show and it is their first jump into developing a scripted series.
New Money is currently in development with Sony Pictures Television. Being Mary Jane writer Patrik-Ian Polk has been tapped to write the series.
Union’s producing work has included the Spectrum series LA’s Finest and the TV movie White Dave.
After departing ESPN in 2018 , Hill became a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and is host of the Spotify podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered”.
Carter is a senior entertainment writer at The Undefeated.