Connecting - NBC Orders Remotely Produced Comedy from Martin Gero By Assassin (June 26, 2020, 7:32 pm)
The network has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Connecting, an ensemble comedy about a group of friends trying to stay close — and sane — through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times.
Blindspot creator Martin Gero and his longtime collaborator Brendan Gall are writing the script and exec producing the single-camera series from Universal Television.
Connecting will be produced entirely remotely, with cameras sent to actors. Sources say all facets of the production will be done remotely in order to get work started immediately. Sources note that it is being fast-tracked for a September bow. The series, though, was not included on NBC's "fall" schedule. NBC, like ABC and CBS, is hoping its flagship scripted series will be able to resume production on time for a fall launch, though it's considered highly unlikely that any of them will return in late September for the traditional Premiere Week. The network, save for the new Law & Order spinoff, is holding back its few new scripted series for 2021.