NBC orders comedy from Tina Fey and "The Office" star Ellie Kemper

The 13-episode show is about a woman who runs away from a doomsday cult

Published October 31, 2013 6:39PM (EDT)

"30 Rock" creator Tina Fey is producing a comedy starring "The Office's" Ellie Kemper for NBC, reports Variety. The 13-episode as-of-yet untitled series is about a woman (Kemper) who escapes a "doomsday cult and starts life over in Gotham."

According to Defamer's Beejoli Shah, "NBC executives aren't fans of the script" that's co-written by Fey and "30 Rock" co-exec producer Robert Carlock (Carlock will also co-produce the Kemper project, along with David Miner) and "are worried that the premise might be offensive."

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt did not hint at any signs of tension, however, calling the comedy "audacious, emotional, and clever.”

“While tapping into very relatable themes, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else on television," said Greenblatt. "NBC has been their home for many years and we’re so happy that they’ve found another way to push the comedy envelope for us.”

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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