Amazon Buys Ben Stiller Produced Aging Comedy ‘Late Bloomers’

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A new “be careful what you wish for” comedy produced by Ben Stiller is under way thanks to Amazon. The streaming studio recently purchased the show, titled Late Bloomers, from Stiller’s studio Red Hour.

Late Bloomers is a half hour series that centers on a married couple in their 40s who are chosen to take part in a new medical test on humans. An experimental drug has been proven to halt the aging process, but of course they’re going to need people to test it. Not getting any older certainly sounds good, but the couple quickly sees just how much not aging affects their friends, family, careers, and their future plans.

The show was created and written by Donal Lardner Ward, well known for his writing on How to Make It in America.

Other details about the show are pretty scarce so far, but it looks like this series is going to fit right in with the slate of original comedy shows to hit Amazon’s streaming service, including Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Red Oaks, and Crisis in Six Scenes. Late Bloomers sounds like it’s going to have more of a “sitcom” feel like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace & Frankie.

Artie Beaty

Artie Beaty

Artie Beaty is a freelance writer (and unabashed Chicago Cubs fan) from Charlotte, NC. He has almost 15 years experience freelancing. Email him at artiebeaty@streamingobserver.com.
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