HBO developing female skateboarding comedy series
The untitled series is set against the backdrop of New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding.
Skate Kitchen was directed and co-written by Crystal Moselle, who will direct and co-write the series alongside Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Awkward), the co-creator of Netflix’s Love series.
“As girls, we were never brave enough to try skateboarding. We’re excited to work on a project that could potentially get other girls to feel inspired enough to face their fears, fight the patriarchy and start shredding. Women are changing the game across industries all over this country. Why not add skateboarding to that list?” said Arfin and Moselle.
Moselle and Arfin will also executive produce the untitled comedy project. Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack, won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize award and she recently directed a documentary short series titled Our Dream of Water for National Geographic. Arfin was part of the original writing staff for HBO’s Girls, and before writing for television, she wrote the “Dear Diary” column for Vice Magazine and was editor-in-chief for the women’s magazine Missbehave.