Tig Notaro’s career continues to soar. After a giant Boyish Girl Interrupted tour, the release of her Showtime series Knock Knock It’s Tig Notaro, a successful Netflix documentary Tig and her upcoming HBO stand-up special, Tig will be co-creating and starring in a new television series. Tig is set to star in the single-camera untitled comedy for Amazon, which will be executive produced by Louis CK.
The semi-autobiographical series follows the lead character, Tig recovering from an abdominal disease that has left her gaunt, wasted, exhausted and pretty much stripped of everything except her finely honed sense of the absurd. Abruptly summoned home to Pass Christian, Mississippi, to take her ailing mother off life support, Tig finds herself dealing with her clingy girlfriend, her dysfunctional Gulf Coast family and the loss of the one person who held everything together. Diablo Cody will co-write the series.
Tig’s HBO special, Boyish Girl Interrupted, premieres on August 22.