By Archana Ram
Updated March 03, 2010 at 06:30 PM EST

Lee Daniels, riding high on the success of Precious, is set to executive produce and helm a new HBO series about a multigenerational, multiracial family in Philadelphia, according to Variety. The untitled project, the first TV venture for Daniels, pairs him with author Amy Bloom, who the Philadelphia-raised Daniels met through a mutual friend at talent agency William Morris Endeavor.