Deadline reports that HBO is developing When I’m 64 — a cancer-survivor 30 minute dramedy. Creator Jeff Roda will executive produce along with Howie Deutch, who will direct the pilot. To get The Beatles’ song out of your head, continue on for details.
The story centers on Paul Beaumont, a narcissistic New Yorker who’s given an unexpected reprieve from terminal cancer and now faces an existential reckoning with himself as well as the family, friends and career wreckage he had hoped to leave behind.
Deutch inked a deal with HBO last year to direct and produce drama and comedy projects for the network. He is co-executive producer on Cinemax’s upcoming series Outcast and directed episodes of Getting On, Big Love and Hung. Roda’s scripts have made the Black List in three separate years.
While its name is a tip of the hat to McCarthyism, the Black List cited by Deadline is Franklin Leonard’s brainchild — an annual list of the industry’s most popular screenplays that haven’t been made into films.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of When I’m 64? Would you check it out?