Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper are heading back to NBC. The former 30 Rock star-creator and former Office receptionist, respectively, will be working together for a new comedy at the Peacock, home of both of their recently-completed series.
The single-camera project has received a rare 13-episode straight-to-series and will debut next fall.
Co-produced with Fey's producing partner Robert Carlock, the show will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.
Fey's having a nice run of good news, after her Emmy win and a multi-million dollar deal to co-host the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler. For Kemper, her profile is quickly rising after her turn as receptionist Erin on The Office and her role in the breakout comedy flick Bridesmaids. Carlock is a seasoned NBC comedy guy, executive producing all seven seasons of 30 Rock, in addition to writing for Saturday Night Live (which launched Fey's career) and Friends.