Judd Apatow is heading back to TV. Well, it’s not TV. It’s HBO. Which is where he belonged from the very beginning. His early attempts in the medium, the brilliant but tragically short-lived Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared, featured oddball characters who were misfits on network primetime. According to Deadline.com, Apatow, and Jenni Konner (Undeclared) will executive produce a comedy pilot from Lena Dunham. For those who haven’t seen Tiny Furniture, a festival hit about an unfortunate woman who finds herself living back at home, Dunham is a 20-something woman who would fit right in with Apatow’s eclectic company of talented outsiders. Check out the trailer for a taste:
According a Apatow’s camp, casting for the untitled half-hour comedy will begin this week with the hopes of beginning shooting in mid-November. Will Dunham’s comedy last longer than Freaks & Geeks? Does the relationship with HBO give you hope?