Four corporate executives and their four assistants set up the comedy premise for secs & EXECS. From the young upstart, to the office mama bear, to the high maintenance executive, the point of view shifts between these eight diverse coworkers at women’s wear company Kathletics.
The show centers around lesbian mom, Leslie Mulligan-Ross (Oliva D’Abo), who struggles with maintaining her image as cutthroat executive after returning from maternity leave. Lesbian actress Sandra Bernhard, plays the company owner Kath Fairchild. In addition to featuring out characters, the show tackles office politics and gender stereotypes.
The six episode series reunites Sandra Bernhard with Roseanne writers James Berg and Stan Zimmerman. The writing duo penned the infamous “lesbian kiss” episode of Roseanne. They are also known for The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls and the Lifetime sitcom Rita Rocks. This show marks Zimmerman and Berg’s second series for Tello Films. Zimmerman also directed all six secs & EXECS webisodes.
“Stan and James have been part of such iconic TV series and their writing for women is so smart and funny that I had to collaborate with them again,” said Christin Baker, President of Tello Films.
The show also features a large and diverse cast including Natalie Dreyfuss (Rita Rocks), Bayne Gibby (Enlightened), Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Miguel Pinzon (Mystery Girls), Travina Springer (Valentine’s Day), Matthew Smith (America’s Next Top Model), and Daniela Bobadilla (Anger Management).
Available now on the Tello Films website.