FX has ordered a half-hour pilot from Christopher Storer, Selection has discovered.
“The Bear,” because the present is named, is a few younger chef who returns to Chicago to run the household restaurant. Storer will write, direct, and govt produce the pilot. Hiro Murai and Nate Matteson will govt produce beneath their Tremendous Frog banner. Joanna Calo additionally govt produce. Jeanie and Maggie Bacharach will function casting administrators. FX Productions will produce.
Storer beforehand labored as a director and govt producer on the critically-acclaimed Hulu sequence “Ramy.” His different TV sequence directing credit embody “Little Voice” and “Dickinson,” whereas he has additionally directed the comedy specials “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” “Bo Burnham: Make Glad,” and “Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago.” He labored with Burnham once more as a producer on the function “Eighth Grade.”
He’s repped by UTA, Kaplan Perrone, and Paul Hastings LLP.
Murai is an govt producer and director on FX’s Emmy-winning sequence “Atlanta.” He subsequently received a Grammy for finest music video for his work with “Atlanta” star and creator Donald Glover for “This Is America,” with the pair once more working collectively on the Amazon musical movie “Guava Island.”
He’s repped by UTA, Grandview, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Matteson is repped by UTA, Grandview, and Myman Greenspan.
Calo was a author on six seasons of the hit Netflix animated sequence “BoJack Horseman.” Her different credit embody Amazon’s “Undone” and Netflix’s “The Child-Sitter’s Membership.” She is presently creating reveals for FX and Apple.
She is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.