Starts Production in June
NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2015 – IFC is joining Gigi on her ultimate adventures with the newly greenlit comedy, Gigi’s Bucket List, starring David Krumholtz (This Is The End, Numb3rs, 10 Things I Hate About You). Gertrude Rotblum, aka “Gigi,” just lost her beloved husband Harold, but has gained a new lease on life with the help of an unknown bank account discovered in his will. Eight half-hour episodes start shooting this June in Los Angeles. The show, from Grandma’s House Entertainment, will premiere later in 2015 on IFC.
With her dead husband’s secret millions, this 76-year-old yenta with a heart of gold and a razor-sharp tongue sets out to experience everything she deprived herself of in her younger years. Gigi (Krumholtz) will live life to its fullest and fastest while ignoring doctor’s orders and turning the stigmas of aging on their head. She will travel to rock festivals and explore new technologies like online dating, with her trusty male nurse sidekick played by Ricky Mabe (Goon, Zach & Miri Make A Porno) along for the ride.
“This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like a grandma,” said Krumholtz. “It’s an absolute privilege to be bringing Gigi to life for IFC, known for their irreverent brand of comedy and willingness to explore depth of character.”
“David has done an incredible job of inhabiting this relatable bubbe character,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president. “I hope to emulate Gigi’s unfiltered honesty and wreckless ambition when conquering my own bucket list some day.”
Gigi’s Bucket List is executive produced by Krumholtz and Tim Gibbons (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Off Their Rockers), along with Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden. Adam Bold and Mike Lopez also of Grandma’s House Entertainment will serve as producers.
Krumholtz is transformed into Gigi by Alterian Inc. makeup effects guru Tony Gardner (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Zombieland).
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