DirecTV greenlights first original comedy series

DirecTV announced on Tuesday that a 10-episode comedy series of Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight has been given a series order.

The original comedy series is based upon a play of the same name, written by Peter Ackerman, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the pick up. No cast announcements have been made yet.

The series, which will air on Audience Network, will follow several contemporary relationships under the idea that nothing good ever happens after midnight.

Variety reports that Ackerman will executive produce the project alongside Momentum TV's Nick Hamm. Production is also slated to start next month in Los Angeles.

Ackerman wrote in a statement, "Television these days feels like the Wild West, with new players arriving all the time to stake their claim and create their own programming in fresh, new ways." He added, "Momentum TV and DirecTV are at the forefront of this landscape and I couldn't be more proud to participate."

Ackerman is a Tony winner and also worked on The Americans and Ice Age. Things You Shouldn't Say will be DirecTV's first comedy series and joins original dramas Rogue, Full Circle and Navy St..

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