The US network ordered a pilot from Universal Studios for the series Someone Out There, based on the Spanish comedy by Onza Entertainment and Atresmedia Studios.
US network NBC greenlit five new pilots this week, including Someone Out There, a new series based on Spanish comedy Pequeñas Coincidencias by Onza Entertainment and Atresmedia Studios.
The pilot for Someone Out There will be produced by Universal Studios, with Matt Hubbard as creator, and Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan (The Good Place) in the script team.
Hubbard and Siegal also appear as executive producers of the series with Dylan Morgan, Emiliano Calemzuk, Gonzalo Sagardia and Javier Veiga.
It will be a single-camera comedy about two adults who are challenged by two unexpected strangers to become the best versions of themselves to find love.
Pequeñas coincidencias premiered in December 2018 on Amazon Prime Video in Spain and Latin America as an Amazon Exclusive. In summer of 2019, it premiered on Antena 3.
Amazon now premiered its second season. It is expected that it will also reach Antena 3 later.
The series was created by Javier Veiga, who also appears as director and protagonist. He is accompanied by Juan Ibáñez, Mariano Peña, Alicia Rubio, Unax Ugalde, Xosé Touriñan, Tomás Pozzi and Alosian Vivancos, among others.
It was produced by Atresmedia Studios with MedioLimón and Onza Entertainment. It is distributed worldwide by Onza Distribution.
During its presentation in 2018 Gonzalo Sagardía, executive producer of Onza Entertainment, had highlighted to ttvnews that the series had already had a good reception in Italy, the United Kingdom, in Latin America and in the US Hispanic market.
“I am very confident, I think the reception of the series will be fantastic and it will move very quickly through the international market,” he had said during the launch of the series.
THE OTHER NBC PILOTS
Someone Out There “competes” with other series such as multi-camera comedy Jefferies, single-camera comedy American Auto, an untitled single-camera comedy by the creators of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and single-camera comedy Crazy for You from Saturday Night Live’s Rachele Lynn, Seth Meyers and SNL boss Lorne Michaels, all commissioned this week.
Previously, the network had commissioned a pilot for the multi-camera comedy Night School and had given direct to series orders to the comedies LA Mayor (working title) and Young Rock. It also has the brand new The Kenan Show.
In total, NBC has six comedy pilots commissioned and two comedies already commissioned.