Tuesday, January 13, 2009

HBO picks up pilot from Toronto's E1

Toronto's Entertainment One (E1) nabbed its first U.S. series pickup with the announcement yesterday that cable giant HBO has ordered the pilot – and subsequent 10 episodes – of an edgy, dark comedy called Hung, about a struggling, but remarkably well-endowed, high-school basketball coach.

Starring Thomas Jane (a Los Angeles-based actor who recently split from Medium's Patricia Arquette), Hung goes into production in March in California and will be broadcast on HBO this June.

Asked what attributes they were looking for while casting the lead, E1 television executive John Morayniss quipped they were searching “for someone who had multiple sides to him – a certain level of confidence and attractiveness, but also a vulnerable side. … We wanted a character who could evolve and grow – no pun intended – over an arc for the series.”

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