HBO is cooking up a new comedy. Today, the network announced they’ve ordered a new anthology series from Mark and Jay Duplass.
Previously, the brothers created the HBO dramedy Togetherness, which was cancelled this year after two seasons.
Room 104 will explore the stories of the different people who pass through one specific room “of an average American hotel.”
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2016 – The anthology comedy series ROOM 104, from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, will begin production in Los Angeles later this year for 2017 debut on HBO, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. 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.
“Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today,” noted Bloys. “We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept.”
“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. That’s what ROOM 104 is after… finding some magic in the seemingly mundane,” added Jay and Mark Duplass.
Filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (along with Steve Zissis) were creators of the HBO comedy series “Togetherness,” which completed its second season earlier this year. They are also executive producers of HBO’s adult animated comedy series “Animals,” which returns for its second season in 2017.
Jay and Mark Duplass have written, directed and/or produced more than 20 films, including “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Baghead” and their 2005 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit, “The Puffy Chair.” Other films produced by the Duplass Brothers include the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “Tangerine,” and the upcoming romantic drama “Blue Jay,” which will have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
ROOM 104 will be executive produced by Jay & Mark Duplass, who are also showrunners; executive producer, Xan Aranda; producer, Sydney Fleischmann.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Duplass brothers? Will you watch Room 104?