Lynn Shelton is joining her former mumblecore collaborators, the Duplass brothers, at HBO.
The premium cable network has put into development “Family Drama,” an anthology series to be executive produced by Shelton, Megan Griffiths and former “True Blood” EP Gregg Fienberg.
The Seattle-set show will follow a new family every season “as an explosive event or revelation rips open and exposes the family’s driving emotional flaw, forcing its members to finally confront and deal with each other,” according to TheWrap.
Shelton, whose TV directing credits include “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project” and “Mad Men,” would direct the pilot. The trio would also pen the series.
The filmmaker behind “Laggies,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “Humpday” is also attached to helm the HBO miniseries “Madame X,” a period drama about a controversial midwife to be played by Anna Paquin.
One of Shelton’s frequent creative partners, Griffiths directed the Toni Collette vehicle “Lucky Them” and produced “Your Sister’s Sister.”