HBO to Develop Comedy ‘KTown’ From ‘KPOP: The Musical’ Writer Jason Kim, ‘Girls’ Alum Greta Lee

Lee is attached to co-write and star as a “self-proclaimed Brentwood Barbie”

Last Updated: October 4, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

HBO is in development on a comedy about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Koreatown from “KPOP: The Musical” writer Jason Kim and “Girls” alum Greta Lee, the network announced on Thursday.

Co-written and executive produced by Kim and Lee, “KTown” will be set in “LA’s most eccentric zip code,” and will follow the kingpin family at the center of it.

Lee (“Inside Amy Schumer,” “Girls”) is also attached to star in the potential series as Yumi, a self-proclaimed Brentwood Barbie and daughter of the Kang family, who reconnects with her “embarrassing” Korean roots to become a powerful Korean-American woman.

Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug and Susan Goldberg will also serve as executive producers on the project for Annapurna TV.

The project further extends Kim’s relationship with HBO, following his current role as a producer on the Bill Hader-comedy “Barry” and his turn as executive story editor on “Girls.” He is also co-executive producing an upcoming HBO series alongside Kid Fury and Lena Waithe.

He also wrote the book for the Off-Broadway musical “KPOP,” which earned a slew of awards and nominations after debuting to critical acclaim last fall.