I am not sure what is in the water today, but it seems like everyone and their brother (or sister) is coming out of the woodwork this afternoon with new developmental deals.
Lena Dunham, fresh off her big success at the Golden Globes, has signed a new deal with HBO. The deal will see Dunham and Jenni Konner, her co-showrunner and executive producer on Girls, developing a new series for the network focusing on the life of Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich.
The series will be based on Halbreich's upcoming memoir, "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go."
HBO signed the rights to the memoir early on in its process, with the hope of turning it into a comedy series.
Dunham and Konner will write the pilot for the new series.
Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury-shopping establishment in Manhattan, which was founded in the 19th Century. While working there, Halbreich styled Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep and Katie Couric, among others. She still works at the store to this day, despite being 85 years old. Respect.
Girls has grown in viewership during its second season. It recently won two Golden Globes, for best comedy and best actress in a comedy. Are you a Girls watcher?