Monday, December 11, 2023

Netflix Picks Up Romantic Comedy 'Too Much' Starring Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe

Netflix has today given a series order to the original comedy series Too Much created by Lena Dunham (Girls). Production on the 10-episode first season starring Megan Stalter (Hacks) and Will Sharpe (The White Lotus) will begin in the United Kingdom in 2024.

The series will follow Jessica (Stalter), a New York workaholic in her mid-30s who is reeling from a broken relationship that she thought would last forever and slowly isolating everyone she knows. When every block in New York tells a story of her own bad behavior, the only solution is take a job in London, where she plans to live a life of solitude. But when she meets Felix (Sharpe), she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves. Now they have to ask themselves: do Americans and Brits actually speak the same language? The series is an ex-pat rom-com for the disillusioned who wonder if true love is still possible, but sincerely hope that it is.

Dunham will write and direct the series. She will also executive produce with Luis Felber, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael P. Cohen, Surian Fletcher-Jones and Bruce Eric Kaplan. Camilla Bray serves as a producer. Working Title Television and Good Thing Going Productions will produce.

"This is a show that is very close to my heart - created with my husband Luis, cast with my favorite actors - the geniuses that are Meg and Will, along with a bevy of friends - and partnering again with Working Title, who are behind the romantic comedies that formed me," said Dunham. "Netflix has been so deeply supportive of the vision, which is to create a romantic comedy that makes us root for love, brings joy but also has the jagged edges of life."