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Amy Schumer heads to HBO Max

Amy Schumer in Expecting Amy

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVoD service HBO Max has ordered a documentary following a pregnant Amy Schumer as she prepares for a stand-up comedy special.

The comedian and actor said she hoped to raise awareness about the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth in Expecting Amy (working title), on which she serves as a producer.

Schumer is best known for her comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, with her most recent stand-up special, Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, airing on Netflix in 2017.

“Amy Schumer is an inspiration and this project is such an honest look at her experience being on the road while preparing for her special,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “Her willingness to showcase her immense vulnerability, during the most challenging time in her life, is both empowering and hilarious.”

In other news, HBO Max has also greenlit original food, travel and fashion series Brad & Gary Go To… (w/t). The six-episode series will follow Hollywood power couple Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti on a jet-setting culinary adventure around the globe, inspired by their Instagram Stories.

Janetti is an Emmy-nominated producer and writer of Family Guy, Will & Grace and Vicious, among others. His first book, Do You Mind If I Cancel? is due to be released tomorrow.

Purveyors of Pop (Married to Medicine, Ex on the Beach, Lady Gang and Real Housewives of Miami) and Entertainment One are the production companies attached.


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