The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Mike Judge (Silicon Valley) has signed a new two-year overall deal extension with HBO, including production commitments for QualityLand and A5, two new comedies for the premium cable network.
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QualityLand is described as the story of humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Marc-Uwe Kling and is a co-production between HBO and Lionsgate/3 arts. Judge will co-write and will executive produce the pilot with Josh Lieb (Silicon Valley). Michael Rotenberg will oversee for 3 Arts.
A5 is described as a limited series centered on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?
Judge will co-write the series and will executive produce alongside Etan Cohen (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head). Rotenberg and 3 Arts Productions will also executive produce.
The outlet notes that the deal is in the eight-figure range and includes all forms of TV except animation. Judge’s Tales From the Tour Bus is currently airing on Cinemax and has also been considering a revival of King of the Hill for Fox.
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QualityLand and 45 join HBO’s comedy lineup that includes Ballers, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Divorce, Insecure, Los Espookys, and the recently ordered run. A return date for Silicon Valley has not yet been confirmed, and there are rumors it could be coming back for a final season.
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