HBO has officially welcomed Mrs. Fletcher into the fold.
The pay cabler has picked up the comedy based on Tom Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name to series, EW has confirmed. The pilot was executive-produced by Perrotta, Jessi Klein, Sarah Condon, and director Nicole Holofcener.
Mrs. Fletcher stars Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Eve Fletcher, a divorced woman who drops her only child, Brendan (Jackson White, The Middle), off at college and returns home to a very empty nest, hoping to reinvent her life and find the happiness and sexual fulfillment that’s eluded her. The series costars Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) as Eve’s close friend Jane; Owen Teague (Bloodline) as Brendan’s high school classmate Julian; and Jen Richards as Margo, a transgender woman who teaches a creative writing course Eve enrolls in.
The book, which explores social media and porn consumption from Eve and Brendan’s perspectives, was an instant New York Times best-seller. It’s only the latest Perrotta title to get the HBO call: His novel The Leftovers was adapted into Damon Lindelof’s critically acclaimed series, which ran for three seasons.
“When I started writing Mrs. Fletcher, it involved pornography, social media, campus sexual assault, gender — everything that was bubbling under the surface during the Obama years,” Perrotta recently told EW of adapting his book for TV. “But [there’s a] level of consciousness now about inclusion — about the perils of having a middle-aged white guy telling the story of a woman’s sexual reawakening. So I’m surrounded by women on this show. Jessi Klein has been a writing partner and collaborator. Nicole Holofcener is directing. Sarah Kondon is an executive producer. Often, it’s me and a bunch of women discussing Mrs. Fletcher. It’s great.”
No release information has been provided for Mrs. Fletcher as of yet.