Wednesday, June 17, 2020

HBO Max Picks Up Animated Comedy '10-Year-Old Tom' from Steve Dildarian and Nick Weidenfeld

HBO Max has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series 10-Year-Old Tom created by Steve Dildarian (The Life and Times of Tim). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Tom grapples with being corrupted by the grownups around him each day just by leaving his house. Bad influences seem to lurk around every corner... litigious parents, drug dealing bus drivers and band teachers who want to sleep with his mom. If he sets up a lemonade stand, he gets sued for gross negligence. If he plays baseball, he is encouraged to "dabble with roids." And if he visits the school nurse, he is introduced to the world of insurance fraud. The grown ups in Tom's life all mean well, but somehow just can't manage to lead by example.

Dildarian will executive produce with Nick Weidenfeld, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. ITV Studios and Tomorrow Studios will produce.

"Steve is a singular comedic voice and also a brilliant visual artist," said Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Animation, HBO Max. "Combined with Nick's animation acumen, they make for a winning team. We are thrilled to bring that unique combination to HBO Max as they explore the complications and hilarity of being a child in modern America."

"I'm so excited to be making this show, and couldn't ask for better partners than HBO Max, Nick Weidenfeld and Tomorrow Studios," added Dildarian. "I can't wait to tell these stories through the eyes of Tom, an innocent kid trying to navigate a world that seems to get crazier by the day."