It’s a bit of gender-blind casting – sort of – as the role was originally written for a man, before the producers (including Will & Grace’s Max Mutchnick) decided it would be perfect for Lynch. Thankfully though, it doesn’t appear they’re changing much, as that just as when the character was a guy, she’ll be a bit of a womaniser.
The show ‘follows adult siblings Henry (John Rudnitsky) and Heather (Genevieve Angelson) who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other’s wingman, shoulder to cry on, best friend and punching bag as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other “un-stuck.”’
Lynch will play ‘Bobbi Martin, a fast-living, Scotch-drinking, three-piece-suit–wearing, womanizing divorce attorney who is Henry’s boss, mentor and “father” figure’.
Sitcom directing legend James Burrows will helm the pilot, with the show angling to premiere this autumn.