Lynn Shelton, Megan Griffiths Developing Series with HBO

Seattle filmmaking luminaries Lynn Shelton (Laggies, Touchy Feely) and Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them, Eden), together with True Blood executive producer Gregg Fienberg, are currently in development with HBO on a new series.

Lynn Shelton and Rosemarie DeWitt on the set of Touchy Feely. Photo by Eliza Truitt

Lynn Shelton and Rosemarie DeWitt on the set of Touchy Feely. Photo by Eliza Truitt

Set in Seattle, Family Drama is an anthology comedy series that will follow a different family each season “as an explosive event or revelation rips open and exposes the family’s driving emotional flaw, forcing its members to finally confront and deal with each other,” according to TheWrap.

The trio would co-write and executive produce the series, and Shelton, who has directed such TV shows as New Girl and Mad Men, would direct the pilot.

Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths

Shelton already has a working relationship with HBO, with plans to direct Madame X, a mini-series starring Anna Paquin, for the network. This, along with Fienberg’s involvement, would seem to bode well for Family Drama’s development into a series, but it’s still very early in the process to speculate. At press time, the team behind the series was unable to comment.

If the series does come to fruition, the likelihood of it filming in Seattle would depend on the availability of the state’s film incentive.

As Shelton told Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger back in March, “[The network] has been very clear about this. If the incentive is not there, we have to shoot elsewhere.”

Stay tuned as Media Inc. continues to develop this story.

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