Last month, news leaked that “Parks and Recreation” star Rashida Jones will leave the NBC sitcom in the middle of its upcoming sixth season to develop a new show for Warner Brothers. Now, a few details about Jones’ first post-"Parks" project have emerged.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jones and her sister Kikada Jones are hard at work developing “The Revengers,” an hourlong dramedy for The CW. Both are set to star in the upcoming series, while Jones will produce “The Revengers” alongside producing partner Will McCormack. Jones has previously worked with McCormack on the 2012 romantic comedy “Celeste & Jesse Forever.” At the same time, “Prep School Confidential” author Kara Taylor will write the first episode of the show.
The Hollywood Reporter states that “The Revengers” follows “two twenty-something estranged friends in search of love in New York who are reunited after learning that they've been dating the same guy. When their plot to humiliate the two-timer goes viral, they realize the ‘payback’ business is a lucrative one and set up a clandestine business to continue bringing down the hand of justice for those who have been wronged.”
Rashida Jones is set to leave “Parks and Recreation” in the upcoming sixth season’s 13th episode alongside fellow series regular Rob Lowe. While “Parks and Rec” fans are no doubt upset about the news of losing Jones and Lowe, it appears that their characters Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger will be leaving the show on a high note. Last season, Ann and Chris resumed their on-again, off-again relationship and decided to have a baby together, and this plotline will presumably lead to a happy ending for the two characters as they exit “Parks and Recreation.”
“We absolutely love Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go,” producer Michael Schur said of their departure. “Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted in the cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she'll certainly never be far from Pawnee.
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