Mae Martin Just Landed Her Own Netflix Series

'Mae and George' will be a semi-autobiographical comedy based on the Canadian comedian's life

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 27, 2019

Canadian comedian Mae Martin is getting her own Netflix show.

Made in alongside the U.K.'s Channel 4, the series will be called Mae and George, and it will be a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Martin's life.

As Deadline reports, it be produced by Fresh Meat and Peep Show producer Objective Fiction, marking the latest collaboration between Channel 4 and Netflix.

According to Deadline, here's what we can expect from the series:

The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. Life is further complicated by a new and all consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George. The story is described as "deeply personal" and "darkly hilarious" and centers around the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality.

Martin is co-writing Mae and George with Joe Hampson (Skins, The News Quiz, Newsjack). The show will be directed by Ally Pankiw (Schitt's Creek).

"We cannot wait to make this show with E4, Netflix, and Objective Fiction — what a dream," Martin said. "I'm especially pumped to be co-writing Mae and George with my best friend Joe Hampson. He has such an incredible head of hair. We are excited to make a show that is both funny and sad, like our lives, and I hope they've factored therapy into the budget because I'm already hanging by a thread."

At this point, it's unclear when exactly Mae and George will premiere.

The news follows Martin's recent Comedians of the World special. Her first book Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality also is set to be released this spring on May 16.

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