12:00pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Duplass Brothers Ink Two-Year Overall Deal With HBO
Jay and Mark Duplass are staying put at HBO.
The duo's television production arm, Duplass Brothers Television, has signed a two-year overall deal with the pay cable network, HBO announced Tuesday.
As part of the new pact, Jay and Mark will develop and produce episodic content for HBO. This includes their comedy Togetherness, which the brothers created and in which Mark also stars. Togetherness returns for a second season next year. HBO also recently picked up two seasons of Animals, an animated comedy executive produced by the Duplass brothers.
“The proven talent and innate creativity of the Duplass brothers are, for us, pure gold,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo. “We are thrilled to have this exclusive opportunity to share their comic genius with the HBO audience.”
Added Jay and Mark Duplass: “We really share a vision for the new ways TV can be made and have found the perfect partner to do that with, in HBO, especially with the broadening scope of their new HBO Now service.”
Duplass Brothers Television is an offshoot of Duplass Brothers Productions, which has a four-movie deal with Netflix. Stephanie Langhoff, the president of Duplass Brothers Productions, will also lead Duplass Brothers Television.
The Duplass brothers, who both write, direct, produce and act, are known for their films including The Puffy Chair, Jeff Who Lives at Home and the new release The Overnight.
They are repped by ICM Partners and Sloane Offer.