20th Century Fox has acquired a comedy spec script titled The Guysmaids. The script was written by Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis and produced by Kenya Barris.

What’s happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has preemptively acquired a comedy spec script titled, The Guysmaids.
  • While specifics about the storyline have not been shared, the script was written by Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis, with Kenya Barris set to produce.
  • The feature will be produced through Barris’ production company, Khalabo Ink Society as part of the label’s overall film deal with the studio.
  • Jason Young, Senior Vice President of production at Fox, will oversee the project.
  • Barris’ overall goal with Khalabo Ink Society is to establish it as a creative collective, fostering collaboration and giving new talent a place to thrive.
  • Deadline writes that Khalabo Ink Society will “focus on socially conscious storytelling that reflects our culture and tackles contemporary issues and themes.”
  • Segal and Schamis got their start writing for Barris’ ABC comedy, Black-ish. The are now writers on Black-ish spinoff series, Grown-ish which airs on Freeform.


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