HBO Developing Comedy From Author Sam Lipsyte (Exclusive)

7:39 PM PST 05/23/2011 by Lacey Rose

The novelist is teaming with "Sideways" producer Michael London for "People City," an offbeat comedy about a 25-year-old man hired by an eccentric New York couple to be their child's caretaker.

HBO is developing a comedy from novelist Sam Lipsyte.

The offbeat comedy, People City, centers on a 25-year-old man hired by an eccentric New York couple to be their child's caretaker.

The New York-based author, best known for novels Venus Drive, Home Land and The Ask as well as work in The New Yorker, Harper's and McSweeney's, serves as a writer and executive producer on the project. Michael London (Sideways, Milk) will executive produce, with Jocelyn Hayes Simpson (A Visit From the Goon Squad) on board as a co-executive producer. 

Lipsyte is repped by RWSG Literary Agency, Sterling Lord Literistic and Ziffren Brittenham. 

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