If you’re a fan of The Good Place lamenting the end of the cult-favorite comedy series, here’s some good news: The show’s creator, Michael Schur, is writing a book.
Simon Schuster announced that it will publish Schur’s debut literary effort, How To Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do, In Every Possible Situation, the Associated Press reports.
The writer and producer’s humor book will “deal with the large and small ethical challenges we all face every day,” the publisher said.
The book’s subject material seems closely tied to The Good Place, the sitcom starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson that ran from 2016 to 2020. The show, which followed a woman who found herself in heaven despite living a decidedly nonvirtuous life, frequently dealt with topics of ethics and morality, particularly through the eyes of the character Chidi Anagonye, a philosophy professor.
Schur said in a statement that he has “no idea how to write a book,” but he’s certainly no stranger to the writing process in general. He was a longtime writer for Saturday Night Live and The Office, and he wrote for two other shows that he created, Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
How To Be Good is slated for publication in the fall of 2021.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.