HBO has presented a collection buy to “Somebody Somewhere,” a comedy starring and executive created by “Patti Cake$” star Bridget Everett, from Hannah Bos (HBO’s “High Maintenance”), Paul Thureen (“Driveways”), Carolyn Strauss (HBO’s “Chernobyl”), Patricia Breen (HBO’s “Betty”) and The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions.
Designed by Bos and Thureen, “Somebody Somewhere” is influenced by the lifestyle of comic and singer Everett and is established in her native Kansas. Sam (performed by Everett) is a correct Kansan on the floor but beneath it all struggles to in good shape the hometown mildew. As she grapples with reduction and acceptance, singing is Sam’s conserving grace and qualified prospects her on a journey to learn herself and a local community of outsiders that do not in good shape in but really do not give up. “Somebody Somewhere” displays discovering your folks, and getting your voice, is achievable. Wherever. Somewhere.
Bos and Thureen will government create, together with Strauss, Breen and “Room 104″‘s Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, who directed the pilot, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary. The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions will develop.
“As longtime followers of her stay exhibits, we have been looking for the great way to showcase Bridget’s quite a few talents,” explained Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Her quest to rediscover residence has really captured our hearts.”
Everett just lately co-starred in the HBO sequence “Camping” and can future be witnessed in Tate Taylor’s “Breaking Information In Yuba County” opposite Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, and Regina Corridor, and developed by Jake Gyllenhaal. Everett’s other credits include “Fun Mom Meal,” Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck,” HBO’s “Girls,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Unbelievable,” “Lady Dynamite,” “AJ And The Queen” and “Living With Yourself.”
Everett and her band, The Tender Moments, execute often to bought-out crowds. Their album, “Pound It,” is out there now on iTunes. Everett also not too long ago starred in the hit off-Broadway demonstrate “Rock Bottom” at the General public Theater in New York.
“As a born and bred Kansan, I’m thrilled to share some of the beauty and complexity of the location that I grew up,” said Everett. “For as prolonged as I can recall, I have dreamt of generating a exhibit on HBO. I’m so grateful to Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys and the whole HBO spouse and children for their religion in “Somebody Somewhere.” Unique many thanks to LL Great J for the terms to dwell by, ‘DDHD. Dreams Never Have Deadlines.’”
Everett is repped by WME and Patti Felker and Dave Ryan at Felker, Toczek, Suddleson LLP. Duplass Brothers Productions is repped by ICM Partners. Strauss is repped by Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Breen is repped by Larry Salz and Marissa Devins at UTA, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.