Andrea Savage to Direct Feature Adaptation of “Georgia Mertching Is Dead”

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Andrea Savage to Direct Feature Adaptation of “Georgia Mertching Is Dead”

Savage in “I’m Sorry”

Andrea Savage is bringing “Georgia Mertching Is Dead” to the screen. The “I’m Sorry” creator and star has been tapped to direct a feature adaptation of Catya McMullen’s Off Broadway play for Star Thrower Entertainment. Deadline broke the news.

The winner of the 2019-2020 Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle for best new play by a new playwright, “Georgia Mertching Is Dead” follows Gretchen, Emma, and Whitney, 30-year-olds who have been friends since they were teenagers. The trio have also been sober “since they were teenagers. As they set off on a road trip south to celebrate and mourn a figure from their past, they explore what it’s like to stay friends as adults after growing up weird and possibly broken.”

McMullen is penning the script.

Savage’s semi-autobiographical comedy series “I’m Sorry” was renewed for a 10-episode third season by truTV but has since been axed due to COVID-19. She directed three episodes of the series about a comedy writer.

“Georgia Mertching Is Dead” will mark Savage’s feature directorial debut. “Veep,” “Episodes,” and “iZombie” are among her acting credits.

November 2, 2020
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