Jay and Mark Duplass will produce a new comedy anthology series for HBO called “Room 104,” TheWrap has learned.
Set in a single room of an average American hotel, the show will tell a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode. It will begin production later this year for a slated 2017 debut.
“Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming. “We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept.”
The Duplass brothers co-created the HBO series “Togetherness” along with Steve Zissis. The show completed its second and final season earlier this year. They are also executive producers of HBO’s adult animated comedy series “Animals,” which returns for its second season in 2017.
The brothers have written, directed and produced more than 20 films, including “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Baghead” and their 2005 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit, “The Puffy Chair.”
Other films produced by the Duplass Brothers include the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “Tangerine,” and the upcoming romantic drama “Blue Jay,” which will have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
“Room 104” will be executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, who are also showrunners, and Xan Aranda. Sydney Fleischmann will produce.