New mom Amy Poehler is no stranger to children’s entertainment. While she has explored her debaucherious side on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies such as “Blades of Glory” and “Baby Mama,” the comedienne is also the writer/executive producer and voice of the popular Nickelodeon animated series “The Mighty B!” Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Poehler is taking that kid friendly creativity to the big screen in the new comedy “Lunch Lady” for Universal Pictures.
Based on a series of graphic novels releasing this summer, the “Lady” series will center on a quiet school cafeteria server who secretly takes matters into her own hands in the name of justice (along with the help of her able assistant) when students get taken advantage of. The first two books are “Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians” and “Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute.” Those will be followed by “Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta” and “Lunch Lady Summer Camp Shakedown.” The series also features three young students who try to figure out the Lunch Lady’s secret identity (duh).
Poehler will executive produce the project, but there is no director set as of yet. Depending how fast the script can be green lit, it’s possible “Lady” could fill Phoeler’s break after the second season of her NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation” finishes.