Monday, August 8, 2022

Development News - HBO Orders Pilot for Comedy 'The Franchise' from Armando Iannucci and Sam Mendes

Development News - August 8, 2022

HBO's The Franchise

  • THE FRANCHISE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Jon Brown and Keith Akushie based on a story by Brown, Akushie and Emmy Award winner Armando Iannucci (Veep, Avenue 5). Directed by Sam Mendes (1917, Skyfall). Executive produced by Brown, Akushie, Iannucci, Mendes, Marina Hyde, Pippa Harris, Nicolas Brown and Julie Pastor. Produced by Dundee Productions and Neal Street Productions. Logline: A hopeful crew are trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchise superhero movie-making. If and when they finally make the day, the question they must face - is this Hollywood's new dawn or cinema's last stand? Is this a dream factory or a chemical plant?