Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham team up for new HBO comedy pilot
Judd Apatow may be returning to television. While on the air, his television series Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks may not have been huge successes, they did manage to find a niche/cult following. Apatow is now putting his good name behind indie filmmaker Lena Dunham for a new television pilot for HBO.
The untitled series will follow “the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early twenties.” Dunham will co-produce, direct, and star in the relatively autobiographical series. Check out the full story, after the jump.
Dunham's other relatively autobiographical work, TINY FURNITURE, was a big hit at this year's SXSW Film Festival, winning the Best Feature award. Apatow and Jenni Konner will executive produce the untitled project.
It's nice to see Apatow and HBO paying attention to women in their twenties, we're tired of being ignored and there is such great potential for good film and television there. It's a small step towards more diversity but one in the right direction. I'm sure the project will get comparisons to Sex and the City and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it would be nice to see girls figuring out what it means to be an adult. Hopefully this one gets the greenlight and makes it to air and doesn't suffer the same fates as Apatow's other television works.
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