The comedian, who hosts the streamer’s reality series The Circle and starred in feature film Always Be My Maybe, created the series with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, showrunner of NBC’s The Carmichael Show and co-exec producer of New Girl.
The streamer has handed the series, also titled Survival of the Thickest, an eight-episode order. It comes from A24, which is behind series such as Hulu’s Ramy and HBO’s Euphoria.
Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont, played by Buteau. Black, plus-size and newly single, Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life after putting all her eggs in one man’s basket, but she’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss.
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