Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have landed a new series on HBO, titled Camping, with Jennifer Garner (Alias) making her way back to television to star in the lead role as Kathryn Siddell-Bauers. The series has landed an eight-episode order from the network and was written by Dunham and Konner, who also will executive produce through their company, A Casual Romance.
Camping is based on the U.K. series created by Julia Davis. It tells the story of Walt’s 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively-organized and aggressively-controlling wife, Kathryn (Garner). But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than though ex-best friend, and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten.
Garner’s character of Kathryn was described by Dunham and Konner as “messy, tough, and provocative and really, really fun. We love Jennifer’s restraint and comedic timing, and we can’t wait for the warmth and intelligence she’ll bring to our central character, Kathryn. It’s truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet. Now we just have to write her some stunts.”
Camping is the first series Dunham and Konner have created since their six-season HBO comedy Girls ended in 2017. The show was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, including twice for best comedy series and twice for Dunham as best actress in a comedy series.
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