Jane Lynch has a new project in the works with Cyndi Lauper

17 Sep 2019 / 14:26 H.

FOR THE fifth time in her career, actress Jane Lynch has walked away with an Emmy Award.

This latest one, for her appearance in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, was awarded at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony which was held on Sept 15 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The actress took advantage of the happy occasion to announce her next project in development for Netflix.

Jane Lynch revealed that she has sold a new series to the American streaming giant in which she will appear alongside the singer Cyndi Lauper.

“We’re our age, I’m almost 60, she’s 65, and we’re looking for our next act without having had husbands or children,“ she spilled in the pressroom without being sure she could talk about it.

Besides Cyndi Lauper, two other actors or actresses should soon be joining the cast.

“There will be two other folks in it who haven’t been cast yet. It’s kind of a Golden Girls for today,“ she added. The comedy has been co-created by Carol Leifter (”Seinfeld”) and Steven Engel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Introduced to the wider public thanks to her portrayal of the terrifying, hilarious coach Sue Sylvester in Ryan Murphy’s Glee, Jane Lynch won the “Best Guest Comedy Actress” Emmy Award for her role as comic Sophie Lennon in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The American actress’s triumph puts an end to the three-year winning streak of Saturday Night Live, the satire sketch show which had dominated the category since 2016 thanks to wins for Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish.

This year, Jane Lynch was chosen over big names of the small screen including Sandra Oh and Emma Thompson for Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph for The Good Place, and Kristen Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw for Fleabag. - AFP

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