Several TV veterans will be making their return to the small screen later this year, with NBC’s latest addition to their growing 2017-18 slate.
“Good Girls” has officially been given a series order by the network. Hailing from writer Jenna Bans, the series follows suburban moms when they get tired of trying to make ends meet, and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.
The series is pitched as “Thelma & Louise” meets “Breaking Bad,” with Bans serving as executive producer and creator alongside Dean Parisot and Jeannine Renshaw. Parisot will direct the show’s pilot episode. It is produced by Universal Television.
“Good Girls” features a star-studded cast, including “Parks & Recreation’s” Retta and “Parenthood” star Mae Whitman. Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Matthew Lillard also star in the new series. Kathleen Rose Perkins was originally set to play the role of Beth in the series but the part is currently in the midst of being recast.
“Good Girls” joins a number of other new series set to be making their debuts on NBC later this year, including the Jason Katims-produced drama, “Rise,” and the military espionage thriller, “The Brave.” Make sure to keep checking back for more updates from NBC and all the other major networks in the coming days.