David Tennant Joins Jennifer Garner on Lena Dunham HBO Series ‘Camping’

“Doctor Who” star to play “Alias” alum’s husband in upcoming comedy

David Tennant
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Jennifer Garner has a new hubby. TV hubby, that is.

David Tennant has been cast to play opposite Garner as the male lead in “Camping,”  HBO’s new eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and fellow showrunner Jenni Konner.

“Camping” centers around the story of Walt’s 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized, and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears.

Tennant — best-known for playing the Tenth Doctor on the long-running British series “Doctor Who” and Alec Hardy on “Broadchurch” — will take on the role of Walt, an obedient husband and a loving father, the reliable lynchpin of his male social group, but below that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he’s just signed up for

Garner stars as Kathryn, a controlling L.A. mom who is far less cheerful than her Lululemons imply. Kathryn controls the proceedings with an iron grip until she’s faced with a woman who undoes all of her best-laid plans.

The limited series is based on a British show of the same name, created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions. The premium cable network’s project begins production this spring.

Dunham and Konner will both write and executive produce for A Casual Romance. Davis is also executive producing under Hush Ho, with Christine Langan for Baby Cow, Tom Lassally for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ilene S. Landress.