HBO has picked up a new comedy pilot which will tackle the subject of the modern gay life and complexities of adulthood for a group of thirty-something gay friends in San Francisco. The pilot, which has not yet been named, is based off of a script titled “Lorimer” by writer Michael Lannan, whose work includes the Robert Pattinson movie “Remember Me”. David Marshall Grant of “Brothers and Sisters” and Sarah Condon of “Bored to Death” are on board for the new series as well, and Andrew Haigh will helm the pilot. The Jason Schwartzman comedy “Bored to Death” that Condon worked on was cancelled after three seasons in November of 2001, and this new series will mark the return of Condon to the network.
The new comedy will be the first major writing credit for Lannan, who has also been credited in the past as a director and producer and assistant producer.
HBO has been working on beefing up its comedy lineups lately, which currently include “Enlightened”, “Girls” and “Veep”, and this new comedy will join recently added “Hello Ladies” from the likes of British comedian Stephen Merchant and “People in New Jersey” from Lorne Michaels and Jason Reitman.
More details to come as news comes in on the new series.
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