Fresh off of setting up their second series at HBO, brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass have signed a two-year overall deal with the network. Under the deal, the brothers will will develop and produce series projects for the premium cable network via their Duplass Brothers Television offshoot. President of Duplass Brothers Prod’s Stephanie Langhoff will also head Duplass Brothers TV.
The Duplass brothers are the creators/executive producers of Togetherness and executive producers of the forthcoming animated series Animals, created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. Togetherness, right off it’s January 2015 debut, received a greenlight for a second season, while Animals received a two-season pickup, with the network licensing the completed though unaired first season and ordering a second, soon after the series premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance.
Regarding the pact, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo stated, “The proven talent and innate creativity of the Duplass brothers are, for us, pure gold. We are thrilled to have this exclusive opportunity to share their comic genius with the HBO audience.”
The Duplass siblings responded, “We really share a vision for the new ways TV can be made and have found the perfect partner to do that with, in HBO, especially with the broadening scope of their new HBO NOW service.”
Clark Allen | Associate Editor