Netflix has announced Too Much, a new rom-com series set in London created by writer, director, producer and actor Lena Dunham (Girls/Catherine Called Birdy) and husband Luis Felber.
Too Much (10×30) will be produced by Working Title Television and Lena Dunham’s Good Thing Going. The series will also feature original music from Luis Felber. Production starts in the UK next year.
Jessica is a New York workaholic in her mid-thirties, reeling from a broken relationship that she thought would last forever and slowly isolating everyone she knows. When every block in New York tells a story of her own bad behaviour, the only solution is to take a job in London, where she plans to live a life of solitude like a Bronte sister. But when she meets Felix – who is less Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and more Hugh Grant’s drunken roommate – she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves. Now they have to ask themselves: do Americans and Brits actually speak the same language? From the creator of Girls and the producers of Love Actually, Too Much is an ex-pat rom-com for the disillusioned who wonder if true love is still possible, but sincerely hope that it is.
Megan Stalter (Hacks) will play the lead role of Jessica, and Will Sharpe (White Lotus/Giri/Haji) will play Felix.
Co-creator, writer and director Lena Dunham said: “This is a show that is very close to my heart – created with my husband Luis, cast with my favourite actors – the geniuses that are Meg and Will, along with a bevy of friends – and partnering again with Working Title, who are behind the romantic comedies that formed me. Netflix has been so deeply supportive of the vision, which is to create a romantic comedy that makes us root for love, brings joy but also has the jagged edges of life.”
Lena Dunham serves as both writer and director. The executive producers are Lena Dunham, Luis Felber, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael P. Cohen, Surian Fletcher-Jones and Bruce Eric Kaplan. Producer is Camilla Bray.
Studio: Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group
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