HBO orders Sarah Silverman-led pilot
Sarah Silverman is returning to HBO with a comedy pilot.
EW can confirm that HBO has ordered an untitled half-hour pilot starring Silverman. The pilot is written by Lucy Prebble, the creator behind Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and focuses on Silverman’s character, who has a pathological need to be honest and is also having a mid-life crisis.
The show has only been given a pilot order, but would mark the comedian’s return to the network’s scripted side, as she previously appeared on The Larry Sanders Show and Mr. Show with Bob and David.
Silverman last teamed with HBO in 2013 for her stand-up special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. It won an Emmy this year for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and was also nominated for Outstanding Variety Special.