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She's No Hack: Megan Stalter's Comedy 'Church Girls' Draws HBO Max, A24 For Development

Megan Stalter's comedy pilot Church Girls is being developed by HBO Max and A24.

ES Staff  |  TV Comedy

Church Girls is a half-hour comedy that follows Beth Parker (Stalter), a 20-year-old Christian closeted lesbian, as she enters adulthood in suburban Ohio and struggles with her sexuality and trust in God. Stalter drew inspiration for the show from his own life experiences.

Most of us know Stalter as Kayla from the HBO Max comedy Hacks, where she plays Jimmy's (Paul W. Downs) rich, kooky and completely chaotic assistant. She has also appeared in the remake of Queer as Folk in 2022, as well as in Stephen Colbert's satirical cartoon program Tooning Out the News. On top of her work as a screenwriter on The National Lampoon Radio, which she co-starred in, and her work as a standup comic on the road, she has presented the web series The Megan Stalter Show.

Cora Bora, a dark comedy written and directed by Rhianon Jones, will be Stalter's next project. Stalter will play Cora, a struggling singer returning to Portland to win back her ex-girlfriend in her first main role. Rachel Lamber and Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Kevin Armento and Katy Wright-Mead wrote and directed the drama film Sometimes I Think About Dying.

Stalter is represented by the agencies UTA, Range Media Partners, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

The comedy Church Girls is an HBO Max and A24 co-production. With Gabe Liedman, Mackenzie Roussos, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Stalter acts as the show's executive producer.