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Hulu Orders Opeyemi Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh Comedy Pilot; Danny Chun, Ramy Youssef & Jonathan Krisel EP

Hulu Orders Opeyemi Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh Comedy Pilot; Danny Chun, Ramy Youssef & Jonathan Krisel EP

Hulu is proceeding with a pilot order to Bammas, a comedy written, executive produced by and starring Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh.

Executive producing the pilot are Grandfathered creator Danny Chun, who serves as showrunner, Portlandia and Baskets co-creator Jonathan Krisel, who is directing, and Ramy Youssef. ABC Signature is the studio.

In Bammas, a pair of young Ethiopian- and Nigerian-American best friends struggle to overcome their loser reputations in a magical realist version of Washington, D.C.

Youssef executive produces through his Cairo Cowboy Banner, with Andy Campagna overseeing.

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Olagbaju, a Nigerian-American writer and comedian, and Bizuneh, an Ethiopian-American writer and comedian, developed the original pitch at the Sundance Episodic Lab in 2019. Former The Office head writer Chun was their mentor at the Sundance Lab where he read their script, brought it to ABC Signature where he had had a string of overall deals,

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