Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham team up for new HBO comedy pilot

Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller

by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
September 8th, 2010

Lena Dunham

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.

Source Deadline

Other articles that you might like:

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post