DEADLINE – TBS has opted not to go forward with Nightmare Time, its comedy horror anthology pilot from Parks and Recreation alum Aubrey Plaza.
Written by Plaza, Darcy Fowler, Kieran Valla, and Seth Kirschner, Nightmare Time was set in Aubrey Plaza’s Nightmare Clinic, where celebrity guests check in to overcome recurring nightmares. Every episode was to feature two insane nightmares, inspired by the horrors of modern society and uses tropes and touchstones of the horror genre to guide audiences through its absurd universe.
Plaza, who is a series regular on FX’s X-Men-themed upcoming drama series Legion, guest starred in the pilot and executive produced the project.
While Nightmare Time was a more experimental and out-there concept that TBS took a chance on, the network remains high on the anthology comedy genre. TBS has Greg Garcia’s upcoming vacation home anthology The Guest Book.
Entertainment Weekly – Writer-director and Sundance favorite Jeff Baena (Life After Beth, Joshy) returns to Park City this year with the comedy The Little Hours, whose high caliber cast includes Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, and Adam Pally.
Brie, Plaza, and Micucci star as medieval nuns who lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord (Offerman). Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
You can see exclusive images from The Little Hours, which premieres at Sundance on Jan. 19, below.
Following the “Legion” Panel, Aubrey graced the 2017 Winter TCA Tour – FX Starwalk blue carpet in Pasadena, California, on Thursday (January 12). High-quality pictures are now in our gallery:
Following yesterday’s FOX All-Star Party, Aubrey and the rest of the “Legion” cast attended FX’s “Legion” Panel during the 2017 Winter TCA Tour (Day 8) this afternoon in Pasadena, California. Be sure to check out our gallery for high-quality pictures of the panel! And don’t forget, the show premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8 on FX.
Her Beauty Routine For Her Day Off: “When I’m not working, I dream about the day that I can wake up and not have to put makeup on, because I have to put makeup on for my job. I don’t really wear makeup. If I’m still going to lunch or something, I’d say I would maybe put on some mascara. Mascara is kind of my go-to thing if I had to do one thing. I always use moisturizer.”
How she makes up for not drinking enough water: “Everyone’s secret weapon is always water, and I’m like, ‘God it’s so boring to drink water.’ But I do have to say, I’ve started to get really into tea, and that’s helped me with hydration. You forget you’re drinking water because you’re drinking something that’s a little more fun. I find that when I’m really in a groove with drinking a lot of tea all day long, my skin gets a lot better and it breaks out less.”
The best lesson she learned from pal Johanna Peet, founder of Peet Rivko: “I think I fell for the ‘all natural’ marketing, and I thought, ‘Oh any essential oils or any products that have those things in it must be really good for my skin,’ because they’re coming from plants and flowers and nuts and seeds and everything. What she taught me was that even though some products contain ingredients that are from nature, they can still really irritate your skin and be a problem for your skin. That’s why she’s introducing the idea of next-level natural, which is, it’s natural but not irritable. I’ve learned that picking up a product that has essential oils in it and smells amazing may not be the best for my skin, even though I want it to be because it smells really good.”
The beauty rule she hates to break: “I heard that going to bed without washing your face ages your skin like crazy. I don’t know where I read that—maybe Coveteur. But ever since I read that I have nightmares. I’m like, ‘Oh god, I don’t need any help with aging. Please.’ Even if I’m really grumpy, I try to still wash my face. My last resort would be a face wipe. But when I’m using face wipes before I go to bed, I’m like, ‘Damn, I really hit it hard tonight. You really went for it this time.’”
The item she makes sure to pack for vacation: “I always pack oil. I don’t know why. I want oil. I’m always like, well, I can [always] use the hotel moisturizer. But they never have oils.”