It has been announced that Tina Fey will star in the new Netflix comedy season, The Four Seasons.
The show is based on the hit 1981 romantic comedy of the same name, which was written, directed by and starred Alan Alda. It is to be her first starring role in a series since her hit show 30 Rock, which concluded in 2013. The Four Seasons is the American comedian’s first original show for the streaming service since The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered in 2015.
The Four Seasons has been ordered for eight episodes, and production will start later this year. Fey created it alongside 30 Rock writers Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield.
The Four Seasons follows three middle-aged couples in New York City who holiday each season. However, when one of the husbands divorces his wife for a much younger woman and brings her on a trip, the harmony between the group goes awry. Notably, the title is taken from Vivaldi’s famous suite, The Four Seasons, which serves as the movie’s score.
The new Netflix adaptation will be executively produced by Fey and her 30 Rock counterparts, alongside her husband, Jeff Richmond, as well as David Milner and Eric Gurian. Interestingly, Alda and Marissa Bregman – whose late father Martin produced the original – will also serve as producers.
Other recent titles to feature Tina Fey include Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation A Haunting in Venice, as Poirot’s sidekick Ariadne Oliver, as well as Cinda Canning in Hulu’s hit murder mystery Only Murders in the Building. She’s also set to appear in the new musical adaptation of her cult film Mean Girls, which arrives in theatres on January 12th.
Watch the trailer for the original The Four Seasons below.