Jay and Mark Duplass will continue to work alongside HBO for a new anthology comedy series, “Room 104.” The filmmaking brothers will serve as executive producers and showrunners of the upcoming project.
Set in a single room of an average American hotel, “Room 104” tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode.
“We’ve all seen stories set in seedy motels and high-class international resorts, but for years we’ve been fascinated by the funny, weird, sad, scary, absurd things going down in that corporate chain hotel near the airport,” said the Duplass brothers in a statement. “That’s what ‘Room 104’ is after… finding some magic in the seemingly mundane.”
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys added, “Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today. We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept.”
Production for the series is expected to begin in Los Angeles later this year, with hopes for a 2017 debut. Sydney Fleischmann will serve as producer, with Xan Aranda executive producing.
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The creators of “Togetherness,” a comedy which was cancelled by the network after its second season earlier this year, are also executive producers of HBO’s adult animated comedy series “Animals.”
Jay and Mark have written, directed and produced more than 20 films. They are known for producing the Independent Spirit Award-winning films “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “Tangerine.” They will next be working on the upcoming romantic drama “Blue Jay,” which will premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival.