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Emmy winner Alan Taylor has been tapped to direct HBO’s comedy pilot “Bored to Death.”
Meanwhile, Madchen Amick is set to co-star opposite Christian Slater on NBC’s fall drama series “My Own Worst Enemy.”
“Bored,” which will film in September in New York, stars Jason Schwartzman as a struggling writer in Brooklyn with a drinking problem who decides to emulate his heroes from the novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. He poses as a private detective and starts taking cases.
Taylor has a long-standing relationship with HBO. He won an Emmy for his work on “The Sopranos” and most recently directed the pay cable network’s drama pilot “1%.”
Taylor, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, is nominated for an Emmy for directing the pilot of AMC’s “Mad Men.” His work on the series also earned him a DGA Award.
“Enemy,” from UMS, centers on Henry (Slater), a mild-mannered suburban dad whose alter ego, Edward, is a suave spy. Amick will play Henry’s wife, who has no idea about his double life. She replaces Yara Martinez, who originally was cast in the role.
This is the second recent change on “Enemy” following the upping of John Eisendrath to exec producer/showrunner.
Amick (“ER”) is repped by Gersh and Affirmative Entertainment. (partialdiff)
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