Maggie Kiley Set to Direct NBC Drama Pilot ‘Grosse Pointe Garden Society’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Maggie Kiley is attached to direct and executive produce the NBC drama pilot “Grosse Pointe Garden Society,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The pilot was ordered at NBC in February. It hails from writers and executive producers Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs.

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Kiley has previously directed episodes of NBCUniversal shows like “Dr. Death” for Peacock and “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story” for USA Network. Her other TV directing credits include shows like “American Horror Story,” “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” “Riverdale,” “Keep Breathing,” and the upcoming series “American Sports Story.”

She made her feature directorial debut with “Brightest Star” starring Chris Lowell and Allison Janney. She also directed the award-winning short film “Some Boys Don’t Leave” starring Jesse Eisenberg. She is currently attached to direct Kat Wood’s upcoming film “Enigma.”

Kiley is repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

“Grosse Pointe Garden Society” was originally put into development at NBC back in 2022, while the network opened a writers’ room for the series in 2023. The official logline reads, “Four members of a suburban garden club, all from different walks of life, get caught up in murder and mischief as they struggle to make their conventional lives bloom.”

Bans and Krebs serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot. Bans will executive produce under her Minnesota Logging Company banner along with Casey Kyber and Kiley. Universal Television, where both Bans and Krebs are under overall deals, will produce.

Bans is best known for creating the NBC series “Good Girls,” starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. Krebs first collaborated with Bans on the ABC series “The Family” before also joining her on “Good Girls.”

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