The Bluegrass and its famous bourbon are headed to network primetime.
According to Deadline, NBC is developing a half-hour sitcom about a bourbon distiller from Brooklyn that moves to Kentucky to take over a family-owned distillery. The comedy, entitled Sour Mash, is the brainchild of Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller, who teamed up to write the 2014 buddy comedy Search Party. Here’s the series description from Deadline:
“Sour Mash is about a brilliant Latina chemist from Brooklyn with a passion for making bourbon who is tapped to become the master distiller at a failing family-owned distillery in Kentucky. She finds that making great bourbon is easy compared to dealing with the eccentric family that hired her.”
Sounds like a recipe for laughs! Hopefully the writers don’t dip too much into stereotypes (hillbilly jokes and banjo music) with that “eccentric family.” (Looking at you, Vanderplump Rules: Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky)