10:26am PT by Michael O'Connell
Doug Liman Developing Offbeat Romantic Dramedy at Starz
Starz is adding some more comedic fare to its development slate, partnering with Doug Liman and David Bartis for Heartbeats.
The half-hour, technically billed as a dramedy, comes from Hypnotic, Universal Cable Productions and writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. It follows the intersecting and diverging lives of would-be couple Bobby and Kirsten -- a pair that seems perfect for each other but seems to be suffering from bad timing. Each episode would focus alternately on Bobby and Kristen.
Heartbeats joins the Survivor's Remorse, a project from Lebron James and Tom Werner, as another comedy on the development slate. The drama-focused network has not aired a comedy since Party Down wrapped in 2010.
Liman and Bartis will seve as executive producers for Hypnotic, with Jones and Mohan serving as co-EPs.
Jones and Mohan are both repped by represented by CAA and Dave Feldman of Bloom Hergott. Jones is also repped by Matt Luber of Luber/Rocklin and Mohan by Anonymous Content.