10:30am PT by Rick Porter
HBO Developing Female Skateboarder Comedy with 'Love' Co-Creator
HBO is hitting the streets of New York City for its next comedy project.
The premium cable network is developing a series about young female skateboarders from co-creators Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack) and Lesley Arfin, who co-created Love for Netflix. The project is inspired by Moselle's indie film Skate Kitchen, released in summer 2018.
The untitled show would follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding.
"As girls we were never brave enough to try skateboarding. We're excited to work on a project that could potentially get other girls to feel inspired enough to face their fears, fight the patriarchy and start shredding," said Moselle and Arfin, who are longtime friends and collaborators. "Women are changing the game across industries all over this country. Why not add skateboarding to that list?"
The skateboarding project joins a list of comedies in development at HBO that includes pilots Run, from Fleabag's Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Avenue 5, from Veep creator Armando Ianucci. It's also developing KTown, centered on a young woman in L.A.'s Koreatown neighborhood.
Moselle is repped by UTA and Gray Krauss. Arfin is repped by UTA, Artists First Management and Ginsburg Daniels.