David Fincher HBO Comedy ‘Video Synchronicity’ Shuts Down Production
Pilot production and purchased scripts are never any guarantee of success in the TV world, but less frequently does a big-name HBO series in production suddenly pull the plug. That fate may now have befallen A-list director David Fincher, as HBO has reportedly shut down production of upcoming ‘80s comedy Video Synchronicity.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, HBO abruptly halted production early Thursday, sending the cast of the music video comedy home, and scheduling an update for next week. For the moment at least, some sources claim the show may not end up canceled, but rather undergo script changes. Others claim HBO had intended to revisit the series after producing four episodes.
Set in the 1983 LA music scene, Video Synchronicity stars Charlie Rowe, Sam Page, Jason Flemyng, Kerry Condon, Elizabeth Lail, Corbin Bernsen and Paz Vega, following Rowe’s character Robby as he drops out of college and moves to Hollywood. Hoping to work on sci-fi films, Robby instead finds himself a production assistant helping make music videos, and intermingling with drugged-out directors, executives and crew of the exploding scene.
Fincher directs and executive produces with Bob Stephensen and Riche Wilkes, while Michael Lehmann and Marcos Siego co-executive produce. The comedy was also said to be in the vein of Entourage, if that’s any indicator. Should Video Synchronicity (a temporary title) rebound, or might David Fincher find another HBO project?