Fatrick was one of the first big sales this season, landing a pilot production commitment at Fox in early August. Now the comedy, written by Don’t Trust The B—- At Apt. 23 creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan and co-exec producer Corey Nickerson and to be directed by Oscar-winning scribes Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants), has received an early pilot order. Produced by 20th TV, where Khan is under an overall deal, and executive produced by Jeff Morton (Modern Family), Fatrick centers on Patrick, a 30-something moving man and formerly fat kid, who, realizing that his life isn’t quite where it should be, is forced to face the damage caused by years of being Fatrick: a chubby little kid just trying to survive. The project, which will be shifting between the present and Patrick’s school years, will mark Faxon and Rash’s TV directorial debut. Fatrick is one of two high-profile single-camera comedy projects with pilot production commitments this season that focus on a formerly fat protagonist. NBC’s female-centered Former Fat Girl, from Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods., is written by J.J. Philbin loosely inspired by a book. NBC had the similarly themed comedy pilot Brenda Forever last year. Khan also has immigrant comedy project Fresh Off The Boat, which she is writing as well as executive producing with Jake Kasdan, at ABC with a put pilot commitment.
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