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HBO passes on Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan comedy

Comedy now being hawked around Hollywood again

Plans for a US comedy based on an idea by Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea have hit the buffers.

New streaming service HBO Max has decided not to press ahead with Delilah, which revolved around a  woman introducing herself to a complete stranger who may or may not be her real father.

Horgan and Bea originally wrote a pilot script for Channel 4, which subsequently passed on the idea.

Family Guy writer Kirker Butler was then brought in to rewrite it for the US, and a pilot shot starring LaLa Land’s Jessica Rothe.

However, Hollywood trade press are now reporting that HBO Max have passed on the project too, and producers Kapital are shopping the pilot around other possible outlets.

The pilot co-starred Casey Wilson, Nat Faxon, Nicole Byer and Michael McKean, and was a co-production with Merman, the company run by  Horgan and producer Clelia Mountford

Horgan’s  animated comedy Housebroken, starring tarring Lisa Kudrow, was recently picked up by Fox.

Published: 28 Jan 2020

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