HBO Orders Judd Apatow-Pete Holmes Comedy ‘Crashing’
Just days after ordering James Franco and David Simon’s ‘70s porn drama (yes, you read that correctly), HBO as added another impressive post-TCA get. Judd Apatow will make his HBO directing debut, as the network hands a series order to comedian Pete Holmes’ semi-autobiographical new comedy Crashing.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the series stars the former Pete Holmes Show leader as “a sweet, wholesome comedian who stays on the couches of New York’s finest comedians after his wife leaves him.” Apatow directed the pilot, his first for the network, and will executive produce with Holmes and his manager, Dave Rath. Holmes also wrote the script, not unexpectedly.
HBO’s Crashing order comes on the heels of recent revelations that the Apatow-produced Girls had an end date in mind, coming to a close in 2017 after the sixth season. For the moment, it remains unclear exactly when HBO would look to air Holmes’ Crashing, given the network’s extensive comedy roster as is.
The network did not make clear how many episodes its series order contained. Nonetheless, are we onboard for Crashing?