Monday, August 19, 2019

Development News - Projects from Melissa Rosenberg, John Wells and Lena Dunham Establish HBO Max's First Pilot Slate

Development News - August 19, 2019

HBO Max's Generation, Red Bird Lane and Rules of Magic

  • GENERATION (Dramedy, Half-Hour) - Written by Daniel Barnz and his 17-year-old daughter Zelda Barnz. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Executive produced by Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz and Lena Dunham. Co-executive produced by Zelda Barnz. Produced by Marissa Diaz. Produced by We're Not Brothers Productions. Logline: The dark yet playful dramedy follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.
  • RED BIRD LANE (Drama) - Written by Sara Gran. Executive produced by Gran, John Wells and Erin Jontow. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and John Wells Productions. Logline: A morality and psychological horror show about eight young adults who arrive at an isolated house as strangers - all for different reasons - and who quickly realize that something sinister and terrifying awaits them.
  • RULES OF MAGIC (Drama) - Written by Melissa Rosenberg (Jessica Jones) with a writers' room also opening. Executive produced by Rosenberg, Dana Baratta, Denise Di Novi, Nina Tassler and Alice Hoffman. Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Tall Girls Productions and PatMa Productions. Logline: An epic, generational family drama set in 1960s New York City. It revolves around three troubled siblings - Franny, Jet and Vincent Owens - who wrestle with "abnormalities" that have kept them isolated. But the tumultuous times unearth the extraordinary discovery that they are, in fact, descendants of a bloodline of witches. In their aspirational journey toward self-discovery and self-acceptance, they'll contend with grief, war, bigotry and dark magic, not to mention a centuries-old curse designed to keep them away from love. The drama is based on the novels Rules of Magic and Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.