Amy Schumer is learning several new skills: the actress will star in the unscripted series Amy Learns To…, which received an order for eight episodes from HBO Max.
In each half-hour episode, Schumer steps out of her comfort zone to learn “a new skill, a new trade, or a new trade from a local expert in her husband’s hometown on Martha’s Vineyard,” according to the official synopsis. “Whether she’s learning to dive for clams, sell real estate, perform a magic trick or (sort of) fix a roof, she’ll meet every challenge with her wit, her vulnerability and her willingness to try anything.”
The program is Schumer’s second show for HBO Max, following the Expecting Amy docuseries.
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