Judd Apatow HBO Series Scouting the Bowery

Posted on: October 14th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

HBO is again scouting the Bowery for a new half-hour series currently in pre-production. A lonesome flyer taped in the doorway of 202 Bowery divulges the details.

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After a decade working his magic on the big screen, it’s a return to basics for Judd Apatow.  A television homecoming.  Indeed, HBO tapped the acclaimed writer/director to produce an as-yet-untitled comedy, which will focus on the “assorted humiliations and rare triumphs” of twenty-something women transitioning to adulthood.  The pilot was written by 24-year-old Lena Dunham. Location scouts are now seeking a “modern, sizable apartment” to be featured in the show as a studio.

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Given Apatow’s underground success with aborted cult classics Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared!, the internets are already abuzz with anticipation.

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[Freaks and Geeks Cast; Photo Credit: gholland]

And on a somewhat-related note, the LES-based How to Make it in America was renewed for a second season last April, so those Haddad’s trailers should be returning to the neighborhood in due course.

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