Duplass Brothers' Togetherness Gets A Pilot At HBO
HBO has given the greenlight to another comedy pilot, and this time it's a couples comedy that hails from brothers and writing partners Mark and Jay Duplass. The two are writing, directing, and executive producing the project, but as of right now there are no plans for The League actor Mark to star in the pilot.
Togetherness follows two different couples who are living together and are each trying to keep their relationships going while still working toward their own individual goals and dreams. Deadline reported the news, stating that production on the pilot will begin in April.
The new pilot joins a number of new comedy pilots at HBO, including People in New Jersey which comes from Girls co-executive producer Bruce Eric Kaplan, and the dark comedy Silicon Valley from King of the Hill creator Mike Judge. The network recently gave a series order to Hello Ladies, which stars The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, as well as the Christopher Guest comedy Family Tree. After pulling in a couple of wins for new comedy Girls at the Golden Globes, HBO seems to be looking to repeat the success. Luckily, Lena Dunham also announced today that the veteran comedy should be back for a third season, an announcement that came ahead of official word from HBO.
The Duplass brothers have written, produced, and directed several indie films including The Puffy Chair and Cyrus, so it is no surprise they are taking on multiple roles with Togetherness. Additionally, Stephanie Langhoff from Duplass Brothers Prods. will also be executive producing the comedy. We’ll be expecting some casting news on this one in the near future.
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