Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Are Developing a New HBO Show
Girls star/creator Lena Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner are teaming up again to create a new potential series for HBO, Deadline reports. It’s a comedy based on Betty Halbreich, New York’s preeminent personal shopper, who’s spent decades shopping for and dressing rich and famous New York socialites as a personal shopper and dresser. Halbreich has worked with Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Katie Couric, and helped to design the look for HBO’s Sex and the City and Woody Allen’s early films. In addition to her fashion sense, she’s also known for her “tart one-liners.” HBO optioned Betty Halbreich’s upcoming memoir, All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go, as the basis for the series. No word yet on when Dunham’s new HBO show will debut (if it makes it past the pilot stage), but you’ll know it’s coming when all the magazines, newspapers, and blogs in the country start releasing 500 think-pieces about it.