HBO is re-teaming with Jay and Mark Duplass.
The network has green-lit Room 104, a new scripted anthology comedy series from the two brothers, who were behind the premium cabler’s critically acclaimed but ultimately short-lived comedy series Togetherness, TVWise has learned.
Eyed for a 2017 premiere, Room 104 is set in a single room of an average American hotel and each episode tells the different stories of the assorted characters who pass through it. “Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today”, said HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys. “We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept”.
“We’ve all seen stories set in seedy motels and high-class international resorts, but for years we’ve been fascinated by the funny, weird, sad, scary, absurd things going down in that corporate chain hotel near the airport”, added Jay and Mark Duplass. “That’s what Room 104 is after… finding some magic in the seemingly mundane”.
The series, which does not have a set episode order, is being produced in-house by HBO Originals and is being penned by Jay and Mark Duplass. The duo also serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Sydney Fleischmann is the series producer. Xan Aranda will also serve as an executive producer on Room 104. Production is expected to commence later this year in Los Angeles.
Room 104 joins a growing comedy slate at HBO that includes Silicon Valley, Veep, Vice Principals and upcoming entries Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and Issa Rae’s Insecure. This series order means that Jay and Mark Duplass once again have two series on HBO; with Room 104 joining animated comedy Animals, which has already been renewed for a second season.