HBO Max has greenlit the half-hour dramedy, “Generation,” which marks the upcoming streamer’s first pilot to get a full series order. The series is created by 18-year old Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, who also directs. Executive produced by Lena Dunham and Ben Barnza, “Generation” is described as a dark yet playful half-hour following a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.
The cast includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell. Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Sam Trammell, Chase Sui Wonders with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton.
“Generation” is written by Zelda and Daniel Barnz and the pilot was directed by Daniel Barnz. Lena Dunham will executive produce for Good Thing Going Productions, with Daniel and Ben Barnz for We’re Not Brothers Productions. Zelda Barnz is co-executive producer. Marissa Diaz roduces for Good Thing Going Productions.