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Netflix orders Amy Poehler comedy series

Netflix has brought in a new comedy series created by Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne.

Amy PoehlerThe eight-episode untitled series is set to premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.

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

The series is co-created by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland serving as writer for the first episode, and Lyonne and Headland writers for the series.

The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Brooke Posch serving as executive producer for Paper Kite and Dave Becky as executive producer for 3 Arts Entertainment.

“Natasha’s humour, humanity and depth have connected with audiences around the world on Orange is the New Black,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix.

“With this new series, she, Leslye and Amy are creating an ambitious and uniquely formatted comedy that will have viewers guessing as much as they will be laughing.”

Poehler is best known for NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.