HBO Max orders full season of Lena Dunham’s ‘Generation’

HBO Max orders full season of Lena Dunham’s ‘Generation’

HBO Max has ordered a full season of the half-hour dramedy “Generation” from executive producers Lena Dunham (“Girls”) and Daniel and Ben Barnz (“Cake”).

It’s the first series to get a full-season go-ahead by the network’s streaming service, which will launch in spring 2020.

HBO Max describes the show 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 series was created and written by 18-year-old Zelda Barnes and her father, Daniel, who also directed the pilot. EP Ben Barnz is Daniel’s husband and Zelda’s other father; the couple have their own film company, We’re Not Brothers Productions.

“I wanted to see myself and kids my own age represented on TV in a way that felt real, without judgment or nostalgia,” Zelda said in a statement. “I’m so appreciative of my mentor and soul-sister Lena Dunham for all her support and guidance, and so thankful to HBO Max for making this crazy dream come true.”

“I have fallen head over heels for this brilliant family, who have allowed their 18-year-old daughter Zelda to express herself in a way that’s both effortlessly funny and plumbs the depths of the adolescent experience,” added Dunham, 33. “Daniel’s direction is sensitive and artful, and as a producer, Ben is equally committed to rigor and fun. I cannot wait for people to see Zelda’s brilliance come to life and to meet this insanely impressive cast of honest, powerful performers, and I’m so excited to be a part of the soon to be juggernaut of HBO Max.”

The show’s ensemble cast includes Nathanya Alexander (“Ocean’s Eight”), Chloe East (“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”), Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell (“Speechless”), Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger (“Divorce”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood,” “This Is Us”), Chase Sui Wonders, Justice Smith (“The Get Down”) and Emmy winner Martha Plimpton (“Frozen 2,” “Raising Hope”).

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