Jay And Mark Duplass' Togetherness Comedy Heading To Series On HBO

HBO has a pretty decent track record of moving pilots forward to series. Even so, it’s always nice when a project we’ve been hearing about for months and months gets greenlighted to series at the subscription cable network. Today, we have the pleasure of bringing HBO subscribers some great news. Togetherness, the pilot from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, is moving forward to series on HBO.

The two mumblecore writers are mostly known for putting together oddball films like Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. In January, the two family members sold their very first comedy pilot, which went into production in April. At the time, there were no plans for Mark, who has acted in FX’s The League and even movies like Argo, to star in the series. However, as the show moved forward into the pilot process, that all changed.

The show will follow four adults living under the same roof who must work on their relationships while pursuing individual goals. We first learned that Bent actress Amanda Peet would be joining the pilot as Tina, a smart woman who movies to Los Angeles and decides to board with her sister. Early on, Melanie Lynskey was also signed on to the pilot as the aforementioned sister. The two will be living under the same roof with Lynskey’s husband on the show, who will be played by Duplass (Assumedly, this won't cut into his work over at FX), and Alex, a recently homeless dude who needs to crash at the house for a while. Alex will be played by frequent Duplass collaborator Steve Zissis, who has taken roles in Cyrus, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, and will also write and serve as a consulting producer on the series.

We still have a while before the comedy will begin airing on HBO. According to THR, production on the new show won’t even begin until 2014. Luckily, with the pilot already finished, all of the pieces seem to be in place for the comedy, with the Duplass brothers signed on to executive produce, alongside co-executive producer Stephanie Langhoff.

Togetherness won’t be the only comedy hitting HBO over the next several months. Stephen Merchant’s newest project, Hello Ladies, has already earned a September release date on the subscription cable network. A comedy movie from Larry David called Clear History is also set to hit the schedule soon. In the wake of shows like Bored to Death and the more recently cancelled Enlightened, the network is surely looking for some comedy hits to fill out the comedy lineup alongside Veep and Girls. We’ll let you know as soon as Togetherness gets an official premiere date.

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