Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro to star in Netflix political comedy ‘First Ladies’

Following a competitive bidding war, Netflix has acquired the hot package “First Ladies,” with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro attached to star.

The political comedy is being written by Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, based on their original pitch. The story follows America’s first female president (Aniston) and her wife, the first lady (Notaro). When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman.

Notaro, Allynne, and Aniston are producing along with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Betsy Koch for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Chris Henchy is exec producing.

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FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in 'Friends', circa 1995. (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Co-hosts Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston at 'The 10th Annual Fire & Ice Ball', a gala event, hosted by Lilly Tartikoff and Ronald O. Perelman, to raise funds for Revlon/UCLA women's cancer research program. 12/11/00 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PASADENA, : Actress Jennifer Aniston of the television show 'Friends' accepts her People's Choice Award for 'Favorite Female Television Performer' during the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 07 January 2001 in Pasadena CA. AFP Photo Lucy NICHOLSON/ (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jennifer Aniston speaks onstage during a Q&A following the screening of 'Cake' during the 2014 Variety Screening Series at ArcLight Hollywood on November 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
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The package expands Notaro’s relationship with Netflix, as her original comedy special “Tig Notaro Happy to Be Here” will debut on the streaming service on May 22. Notaro is also set to direct Ellen DeGeneres’ upcoming Netflix original comedy special.

As for Aniston, the pic marks her second recent collaboration with the studio, having recently signed on to star opposite Adam Sandler in “Murder Mystery.” She can be seen next in the Anne Fletcher movie “Dumplin’.”

Notaro is repped by ICM Partners and Integral Entertainment, Allynne is repped by Gersh and Rise, and Aniston is repped by CAA and Lighthouse Management.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Comedian Tig Notaro attends the #NETFLIXFYSEE 'Neflix Is A Joke' at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Comedian Tig Notaro performs during Unrigged Live! presented by Represent.Us during the 2018 Unrig the System Summit at the McAlister Auditorium at Tulane University on February 3, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Tig Notaro speaks onstage at the 'Netflix is a Joke' Panel at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 18: Tig Notaro attends the Casting Society Of America's 33rd Annual Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 18: Stephanie Allynne (L) and Tig Notaro attend the Casting Society Of America's 33rd Annual Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Comedian Tig Notaro speaks onstage during the 'Turning Point' Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Tig Notaro during Friday's October 13, 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tig Notaro attends the Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q+A of 'One Mississippi' at LACMA on September 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tig Notaro attends the Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q+A of 'One Mississippi' at LACMA on September 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Tig Notaro visits Build series to discuss 'One Mississippi' at Build Studio on September 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Comedian Tig Notaro discusses her Amazon series 'One Mississippi' at Build Studio on September 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress and writer Tig Notaro speaks on stage at a screening for NewFest, New York's LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization, for 'One Mississippi' Season 2, presented by American Express and Amazon Prime Video on September 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Comedian Tig Notaro performs onstage at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 'An Evening With Women' at Hollywood Palladium on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Los Angeles LGBT Center)
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