Book of Mormon Star Andrew Rannells Signs Deal for New Ryan Murphy Comedy Pilot

News   Book of Mormon Star Andrew Rannells Signs Deal for New Ryan Murphy Comedy Pilot
 
Andrew Rannells, who longs for sunny Orlando but ends up in the less-than-welcoming Uganda in the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, has signed a holding deal with 20th Century Fox TV and NBC to star in a new comedy from "Glee"'s Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler, according to Deadline.com.

Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells

The comedy, co-written by Murphy and Adler, will also be directed by Murphy. The single-camera project is described as "a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family."

Although the pilot has yet to be given the go-ahead, it is expected to, according to Deadline.com.

Rannells' previous Broadway outings include leading roles in Jersey Boys and Hairspray. He received a Tony nomination for his performance in Mormon.

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