HBO picks up Duplass brothers’ comedy
University of Texas grads Mark and Jay Duplass have had their comedy “Togetherness” picked up by HBO for an eight-episode run, according to Deadline.com.
The New Orleans natives, who have made films such as “Cyrus” and “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” will write, direct and produce. Deadline says Mark, who also stars in FX’s “The League” and Fox’s “The Mindy Project, will star on the show that will begin shooting in early 2014. The show will detail the lives of two couples living in the same house and will also star Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey and long-time Duplass brothers’ friend Steve Zissis.
From the archives: I talked to the brothers in 2012 about their careers and the “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” (read that here), and also interviewed them in 2011 during AFF about “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” (read that here).
More Duplass brothers coverage on Statesman.com here.