HBO has given the green light to Togetherness, a single-camera comedy pilot written, directed and executive produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. It follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. I hear filming is eyed to begin in April, with no plans for Mark, who is also an actor, to star. Duplass Brothers Prods’ Stephanie Langhoff co-executive produces the project, which indie filmmakers the Duplass brothers wrote on spec.
HBO has been very active on the development front recently, greenlighting a slew of pilots, most on the comedy side. That includes a half-hour from David Marshall Grant, Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh; People In New Jersey, written and executive produced by Bruce Eric Kaplan, with Jason Reitman set to executive produce and direct and Lorne Michaels on board to executive produce; Silicon Valley, a single-camera dark comedy pilot from King Of The Hill‘s Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky; as well as Hello Ladies, which has already been picked up to series; and Getting On. Christopher Guest’s Family Tree received a straight-to-series order.
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