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[07/21/20 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Orders "Somebody Somewhere" to Series
Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Bridget Everett, Sam (played by Everett) is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold.







SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (HBO)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/21/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2020) HBO has given a series order to SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE, a comedy starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett ("Patti Cake$"), it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. Hannah Bos (HBO's "High Maintenance") & Paul Thureen ("Driveways") created the show and will serve as executive producers, along with Carolyn Strauss (HBO's Chernobyl), Patricia Breen (HBO's Betty), and from HBO's upcoming fourth and final season of "Room 104," Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary. A production from The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions, Jay Duplass directed the pilot last year on location in Chicagoland. "As longtime fans of her live shows, we have been looking for the perfect way to showcase Bridget's many talents," said Gravitt. "Her quest to rediscover home has truly captured our hearts." "As a born and bred Kansan, I'm thrilled to share some of the beauty and complexity of the place that I grew up," said Everett. "For as long as I can remember, I've dreamt of making a show on HBO. I'm so grateful to Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys and the entire HBO family for their faith in SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE. Special thanks to LL Cool J for the words to live by, 'DDHD. Dreams Don't Have Deadlines.'" For all its vast plains and endless prairies, Kansas can feel confining for someone like Sam Miller. Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Bridget Everett, Sam (played by Everett) is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam's saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders that don't fit in but don't give up. SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE shows that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bridget Everett as Sam
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bridget Everett as EP
· Carolyn Strauss as EP
· Hannah Bos as CRTR/EP
· Jay Duplass as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Duplass as EP
· Mel Eslyn as EP
· Patricia Breen as EP
· Paul Thureen as CRTR/EP
· Tyler Romary as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Duplass Brothers Productions
· Mighty Mint, The