ABC is Working on a Green Card Marriage Comedy From “The Good Place” Writer

Kristen Bell and William Jackson Harper in "The Good Place"

Amid a slew of cancellation and postponed announcements, ABC has some development news. 

Despite the film and television industries’ slow development period due to the ongoing pandemic, the network confirms that it has a new comedy series in the works. Teaming up with ABC on the single-cam Green Card comedy is The Good Place writer Chris Encell.

According to Variety, which was first to report the news, Borderline centers on “goody two-shoes Steve, who falls for reckless Maria. Their whirlwind romance is cut short when she gets deported. Now they must decide whether to bail on the potential love of their lives or take a leap of faith and get married. The show’s central question is, can two completely different people who barely know each other live happily ever after? Its answer: “Absolutely not, but they’re going to try.””

Encell will write and executive produce. Also on board is The Office producer Danny Chun, who will serve as an executive producer.