Tina Fey Returns to Small Screen with Netflix Comedy Series ‘The Four Seasons’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tina Fey, the creator and star of “30 Rock,” is set to make her return to television with a new project titled “The Four Seasons.” The comedy series, based on the 1981 feature film of the same name, was co-created by Fey alongside fellow “30 Rock” alums Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield.

“The Four Seasons” has garnered significant attention in the television marketplace, attracting multiple bidders. In the end, streaming giant Netflix secured the series with an eight-episode order. This will mark Fey’s first TV starring role since “30 Rock.” Production is scheduled to commence later this year, with Universal Television, where Fey is based, serving as the studio.

The original film, “The Four Seasons,” follows the story of three couples who vacation together every season. It was written and directed by Alan Alda, produced by Martin Bregman, and starred Alda and Carol Burnett.

For the TV adaptation, Fey, Fisher, and Wigfield will serve as writers and executive producers. The series will also be produced by Alda and Bregman. Fey’s production company, Little Stranger, Inc., will be involved in the project.

“The Four Seasons” is an exciting addition to Fey and Universal Television’s partnership with Netflix. The streaming service successfully launched Fey’s Emmy-nominated series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which ran for four seasons and included an interactive movie. Additionally, Fey’s comedy series “Girls5eva,” created by Meredith Scardino, will debut on Netflix on March 14.

The acquisition of “The Four Seasons” by Netflix marks another high-profile sale for the NBCUniversal Studio Group. Along with securing the TV series, the studio recently pre-emptively bought the short story package titled “Long Lost,” with Steven Spielberg attached.

Fey, Fisher, and Wigfield have a collaborative history that dates back to the final season of “30 Rock.” Fisher joined the show during its last season, and she and Wigfield shared an Emmy for writing the series finale. Alda also made recurring appearances on “30 Rock.”

Fisher has previously co-created the successful series “Never Have I Ever,” which ran for four seasons on Netflix. Wigfield, on the other hand, created the critically acclaimed shows “Great News” and “Saved by the Bell.”

“The Four Seasons” marks a highly anticipated return for Fey, who recently appeared in the Kenneth Branah film “A Haunting In Venice.” She is represented by WME, 3 Arts, and Ziffren Brittenham talent agencies.

In summary, Tina Fey is set to star in the upcoming comedy series “The Four Seasons,” based on the 1981 film. The series was highly sought after, with Netflix ultimately securing an eight-episode order. Production will begin later this year, and Universal Television will serve as the studio. Fey will both star in the series and executive produce alongside Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield. This marks Fey’s return to television since “30 Rock,” and it adds to her successful partnership with Netflix. The NBCUniversal Studio Group has made another significant sale with the acquisition of “The Four Seasons,” following their recent purchase of the short story package “Long Lost.” Fey and her collaborators have a history of success, including their Emmy award-winning work on “30 Rock.” Overall, “The Four Seasons” promises to be an exciting addition to Fey’s television career.