EXCLUSIVE: ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom in a barbershop and beauty salon in 2 queens dope co-creator Phoebe Robinson and The Amber Ruffin Show writer Dewayne Perkins.
The network put Chopped & Screwed in preparation with the duo with Perkins, who was also a co-producer on Brooklyn nine-nine, attached to the star too.
The series centers on a black barbershop and beauty salon that, due to unavoidable circumstances, must come together as a single entity to continue to meet the superficial and therapeutic needs of their clients and their community.
Robinson and Perkins will write and produce. ABC Signature, where Robinson has a global deal, produced in association with Robinson’s Tiny Reparations and SpringHill Company by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.
This is Robinson’s latest project for a Disney-owned network; she recently landed a serial order from Freeform for Everything is trash, an adaptation of his memoirs. She co-created and starred in an HBO series turned podcast 2 queens dope and starred in films such as Ibiza and What men want. His production company Tiny Reparations also produced Do the most with Phoebe Robinson for Comedy Central and its first comedy special Sorry, Harriet Tubman launched on HBO Max last month.
Perkins, meanwhile, was a writer on Netflix. The breakup with Michelle Wolf as well as Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show. His acting credits include Peacock’s Saved by the Bell, Netflix The Upshaws, and MTV Wild N ‘Out.
Robinson is replaced by UTA and Granderson Des Rochers, while Perkins is replaced by APA, Artists First and Schreck, Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham LLP.