I think HBO s finally regretting their insanely dumb decision to cancel “Togetherness,” because the network has decided it wants the Duplass brothers back. What a classic tale. You don’t know what you had until it’s gone. (Okay granted they still had “Animals” but its not the same.)
The network announced last week that it has picked up a new anthology series from the brothers Room 104. The series follows a single room in a chain hotel and the different people who wander through it every episode.
“Room 104” was picked up as part of the Duplass brothers’ overall deal with the network, will enter production later this year and premiere in 2017.
In really sad news that makes me kind of frustrated at HBO, the network cancelled one of their best shows “Togetherness” after two seasons.
The comedy was created by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis. It will officially end after the April 10 Season 2 finale, which will now serve as the series finale too, according to Deadline.
“Togetherness” is one of the most honest looks at relationships I have probably ever seen. It follows two separate couples. One several years into a marriage that seems stalled then becomes what seems to be irreparably damaged. The other is a blooming love that starts off rocky when one can’t see the other before it is maybe to late. Love is complicated for everyone.
HBO said in a statement,
“Although we have decided not to proceed with another season of Togetherness, we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass.”
However, we still have the other Duplass brothers show “Animals” that has a two season deal at HBO.
David Gelb’s upcoming horror film, Lazarus (formerly known as “Reawakening.”) has been set for a January 30, 2015 release date from Lionsgate.
Besides being a horror film junkie, I am most excited about the cast. Lazarus stars Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger.
In the film, when a team of research students mapping the human brain accidentally kills one of their own, they unwittingly unlock a deadly force by reanimating their colleague. Fighting for their own lives, the team must contain their colleague in the lab before she is unleashed on the world.
Written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater, Lazarus is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.