Billy Eichner's 'Ex-Husbands' Comedy Lands at Amazon Studios

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 3, 2021

Billy Eichner
Billy Eichner  (Source:Associated Press)

After a highly competitive bidding war, Amazon Studios has landed the next great comedic creation from Billy Eichner in the form of the film, "Ex-Husbands."

As reported by Deadline, Eichner wrote the film with Paul Rudnick and will also reportedly star in what is described as a "gay divorce comedy."

"The concept of a big, gay divorce comedy has been kicking around in my head for years and I cannot think of better collaborators than groundbreaking producers Greg and Sarah, and a true icon whose work I have craved and admired since I was a young gay boy lusting after show business, the brilliant Paul Rudnick who really paved the way for me and many others," Deadline reports Eichner said about the news that Amazon is picking up the film for development. "And we now have the perfect partners in Amazon, who have already shown enormous passion for this project. This is a dream team. Now, LET'S GET DIVORCED!!!"

Matching Eichner's enthusiasm, Rudnick shared: "As a longtime fan of Billy Eichner, I was thrilled when he called me about this project. And when Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter became involved, I knew we were in the best possible hands. Ex-Husbands has the potential to be wildly funny, emotional and altogether delightful."

"Ex-Husbands" will reportedly center on characters Daniel and Connor, a gay couple once madly in love, and on of the first to be legally married, who must now contend with an epic divorce.

"'It's a War of the Roses'-style battle for the ages as Daniel and Connor viciously, hilariously and poignantly become 'Ex-Husbands,'" reports Deadline. "'Ex-Husbands' will be produced by Eichner, and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti/Shechter Films, with executive producer Michael McGrath."

Will you be watching?