Paramount Digital Entertainment Sets New Comedy Series from Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
Paramount Digital Entertainment Sets New Comedy Series from Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting in New York

In its first ever collaboration, Paramount Digital Entertainment partners up with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions for the new comedy series “Resident Advisors.” Read further for more details on the story.

According to Deadline, Actress Elizabeth Banks, along with Paramount Digital Entertainment and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions, teamed up to produce its newest comedy series “Resident Advisors.” The project will be executively produced by Banks and Handelman along with “Friends” director Ira Ungerleider, who will also direct the said project. Natalia Anderson is set to produce the pilot based on the script penned by Alex Reid and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Paramount Digital Entertainment also produced the comedy series “The Hotwives of Orlando” and the Emmy-nominated “Burning Love.”

Elizabeth Banks is an actress, producer and director who made her debut in the film “Surrender Dorothy.”
Banks is known for her roles in films such as “Seabiscuit” (2003), “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005), “Invincible” (2006), “Definitely Maybe” (2008), “W,” (2008), “Role Models” (2008), “The Uninvited” (2009), “The Next Three Days” (2010), “People Like Us” (2012), “Man on a Ledge” (2012), “Pitch Perfect” (2012), “Movie 43” (2013), “The Lego Movie” (2014) and “The Hunger Games” film series (2012–2015).

Banks and Handelman’s Brownstone Productions produced the top-grossing comedy musical “Pitch Perfect” for Universal Pictures and currently in production for its sequel on “Pitch Perfect 2,” also directed by Banks.
The studio also produced the Disney thriller “The Surrogates” and two upcoming projects for  Lions Gate —
“Heist Society” and “White Girl Problems” — both of which are book adaptations.

The comedy series “Resident Advisors” is set in a “hormonally overloaded, sexually active, out-of-control workplace” college dorm and will follow the story of resident advisors as they stir from sex, drugs and midterms. The series will feature an ensemble cast starring Ryan Hansen (“2 Broke Girls,” “Burning Love”), Jamie Chung (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “The Hangover Parts 2 and 3”), Alison Rich (“College Humor Originals”), Andrew Bachelor (“House of Lies”), Graham Rogers (“Revolution”) and Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect”).

“No subject is off limits for the talented creators and cast of Resident Advisors with its irreverent take on the absurdities of freshmen year at college. Elizabeth, Max and the team at Brownstone have developed an ambitious and fun comedy that is perfectly suited for this format,” said Paramount Digital Entertainment Amy Powell.

That’s it for the new comedy series from Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, “Resident Advisors.” For more updates on celebrities and upcoming TV shows, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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