Alanis Morissette to Produce a Comedy Series Based on Her Life
Alter Ego judge Alanis Morissette is turning her life as a music icon into a television comedy. The ABC project is called Relatable, and Morissette is executive producing. ABC has signed a script deal for the single-camera comedy, for which Morissette will also write original music.
Alanis Morissette Producing Comedy Based on Her Life
Relatable will tell the story of a 40-something married woman with three children who previously spent her young adulthood as a rock star, “famous for her self-penned anthems of female rage and teen angst.” Sound familiar?
While Morissette’s real life will be the inspiration for much of the show, the characters themselves are fictional. The show’s pilot was co-created by Elizabeth Beckwith of The Goldbergs and Christopher Moynihan of Man Up. They will also write the script.
In real life, 47-year-old Morissette rose to fame with the release of her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill when she was 21 years old. It sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and won Album of the Year at the Grammys.
The album, featuring songs such as “You Oughta Know” and “Ironic,” also inspired a Broadway show that was nominated for 15 Tony Awards.
What Is Morissette Up to These Days?
Morissette had scheduled a tour in 2020 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, but it was postponed. The singer ended up finally embarking on the tour in August of this year, technically marking 26 years since the album’s release.
The singer has released nine studio albums over the course of her career. Her most recent release, Such Pretty Forks in the Road, came out last year. She also has a recurring voice acting role as herself on the FOX animated series The Great North.
Morissette can currently be seen as a judge on the panel for FOX singing competition show Alter Ego, alongside Will.i.am, Grimes, and Nick Lachey. She’s married to rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway. They have three kids together.