David Spade to Star in HBO Comedy Series From Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman

Spade will also produce the in-development project about a former grunge-rock icon and recovering heroin addict

Last Updated: November 12, 2018 @ 1:10 PM

HBO has a comedy series in the works from Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman and David Spade, with Spade set to star, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The untitled project centers on Calvin Wash, played by Spade, a semi-famous grunge musician who was hooked on heroin in the ’90s. Now he’s clean, sober and working as a waiter in the Valley. When he meets troubled 20-something actress Bailey, both of their lives change in unexpected and electrifying ways.

Cody will write and executive produce, with Reitman also executive producing and directing. The project hails from Cody’s Vita Vera Films and Reitman’s Right of Way Films, in association with Warner Bros. Television. This project reunites the pair, who previously collaborated on the films “Juno,” “Young Adult” and “Tully,” all of which Cody wrote and Reitman directed.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum’s recent small screen credits include the ABC sitcom “The Mayor” (which ended after one season) and Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love.” He also starred in the Netflix’s comedy “Father of the Year.” He’s best known for his roles in the sitcoms “Just Shoot Me,” for which he received an Emmy nomination, and “Rules of Engagement.”