HBO has greenlit comedy “Somebody Somewhere” starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett (“Patti Cake$”). The logline: 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.
Hannah Bos (“High Maintenance”) and Paul Thureen (“Driveways”) created the show and will serve as executive producers, along with Carolyn Strauss (“Chernobyl”), Patricia Breen (“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.