HBO has given a series order to Somebody Somewhere, a comedy starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$), it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.
Hannah Bos (HBO’s High Maintenance) & Paul Thureen (Driveways) created the show and will serve as executive producers, along with Carolyn Strauss (HBO’s Chernobyl), Patricia Breen (HBO’s Betty), and from HBO’s upcoming fourth and final season of Room 104, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary.
A production from The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions, Jay Duplass directed the pilot last year on location in Chicagoland.
“As longtime fans of her live shows, we have been looking for the perfect way to showcase Bridget’s many talents,” said Gravitt. “Her quest to rediscover home has truly captured our hearts.”
“As a born and bred Kansan, I’m thrilled to share some of the beauty and complexity of the place that I grew up,” said Bridget Everett.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of making a show on HBO. I’m so grateful to Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys and the entire HBO family for their faith in Somebody Somewhere. Special thanks to LL Cool J for the words to live by, ‘DDHD. Dreams Don’t Have Deadlines.'”
For all its vast plains and endless prairies, Kansas can feel confining for someone like Sam Miller. Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Bridget Everett, Sam (played by Everett) is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold.
As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders that don’t fit in but don’t give up. Somebody Somewhere shows that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.
Bridget Everett is a singer, actress and comedian whose explosive and unpredictable performances have been a highlight at comedy festivals around the world. Bridget, who recently co-starred in the HBO series Camping, can next be seen in Tate Taylor’s Breaking News in Yuba County opposite Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, and Regina Hall, and produced by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Her film credits include Patti Cake$ and Fun Mom Dinner. Bridget has also appeared in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and HBO’s Girls, HBO Max’s Expecting Amy, along with Inside Amy Schumer, 2 Broke Girls, Unbelievable, Lady Dynamite, AJ and the Queen and Living With Yourself.
Everett and her band, The Tender Moments, perform regularly to sold-out crowds. Their album, Pound It, is available now on iTunes. Bridget recently starred in the hit off-Broadway show Rock Bottom at the Public Theater in New York and received stellar reviews.