Chelsea Handler is many things: a comedian, a TV host, an outspoken political and social activist, and a New York Times bestselling author, just to name a few.
Beyond those official accolades, Handler’s also won over fans across generations with her sharp, quick-witted remarks, real-stagram style social media posts, and of course, her beloved Chow-Chows. And now? Chelsea has yet another TV show in the works, as her latest bestselling memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, is being adapted for the small screen.
Handler will executive produce the TV series which, in similar fashion to the book, will reveal the more intimate happenings of Handler’s life as she set out on her “year of self-discovery.”
Throughout the memoir, Handler hilariously details her personal journey involving a psychiatrist, a shaman, her beloved rescue dogs, her family, and in typical Chelsea fashion, “a lot of edibles,” per the book’s official description.
This isn’t Handler’s first foray in the scripted TV world — far from it, in fact. While hosting the late night talk show Chelsea Lately on E! for seven seasons from 2007-2014, the comedian also made time to star in a TV adaptation of her book Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, which became the 2012 sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?
The series followed a female bartender in her twenties who approaches life with the same take-no-prisoners and make-no-apologies gusto that Handler is now famous for, and though it only ran for one season, it earned plenty of laughs and boasted some serious star power with the likes of Laura Prepon and Ali Wong.
While the casting for Chelsea’s latest series has yet to be announced, we can’t wait to see if the comedian herself will make an appearance this time around, and who else she’ll choose to bring her darkly comedic memoir to life. Will her longtime friend and collaborator Mary McCormack make an appearance? Maybe a nod to the next gen of fierce late-night hosts, with a Lilly Singh cameo? And what about Bert and Bernice?
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With the new show on the way and fresh off the release of her documentary Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea, Handler is also keeping busy behind the camera, executive producing the upcoming dramedy Unspeakable and the animated series Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler.
Yeah, Handler’s got it going on right now, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.