Good People: Lisa Kudrow stars in comedy pilot for Amazon


Lisa Kudrow is set to star in Good People, Lee Daniels’ and Whitney Cummings’ upcoming half-hour comedy pilot for Amazon.

Lisa Kudrow, probably still best known as Phoebe from Friends, will be starring in a new half-hour comedy pilot for Amazon called Good People. The series comes from Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings. The series centers around three generations of women who work in the ombudsmen’s office of a university as they navigate the concept of feminism as well as juggling socially constructed ideas with modern ethical views of race, gender, sex, and class.

Kudrow will be playing Lynn Steele, the ombudsmen in question – a jaded and mercurial woman who is seen by younger generations as being out of touch despite having spent her life as an advocate for women. There’s no doubt that the concept of feminism has evolved dramatically over the generations and the series will spend some time investigating how feminist ideals and goals have changed over time.

Of course, the setting of the series is the perfect backdrop to examine social issues just like these. I don’t know if you’re like me and had no idea what an ombudsman is, but I’ll have you know that it’s “a person who investigates and attempts to resolve complaints and problems, as between employees and an employer or between students and a university.

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As social issues arise at this university for the ombudsman to investigate, it provides the perfect opportunity for the investigating officials to examine their own beliefs against those of others, perhaps learning and evolving from their differences. This sounds like just the kind of socially conscious entertainment we need in the current political climate.

Lisa Kudrow will also be serving as executive producer of the series alongside creators Daniels and Cummings. Daniels will be directing.

Source: Deadline