The question right now really is: what are the Duplass brothers not doing? Last week we reported Mark and Jay would be producing the upcoming found-footage film Peachfuzz, which Mark wrote the story for and will be starring. And on top of their film projects popping up left and right, they’ve oddly enough seemed to become recurring characters as super hot midwives on The Mindy Project—mortal enemies of Mindy and her OB/GYN pals. However, after some weird weeks of sexual tension, Mark has gone from Mindy’s target for a causal hookup to possibly something more…[insert cute shrug here] ?
And with HBO taking on a slew of new pilots, they’ve ordered up a half-hour comedy pilot titled Togetherness to be penned and directed by the Duplass brothers. The concept of the show isn’t too far off base from the what they’re used to, dealing intimately with strained relationships in a half comedy, half drama world. Togetherness will center on two couples living together under one roof and struggling to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. As of now neither brother has plans to appear onscreen in the show but with these two, that’s always subject to change. This will be their first foray into writing for the small screen and although I’m not always sure I enjoy their style of filmmaking, I do really enjoy Mark in just about everything—especially The League— and besides, they just seem like great dudes you want to sit around, have beer with, and talk about movies—so I’m supportive. And this is also a good sign for HBO on the comedy front, who look to be picking up a bit of lighter material stemming from the success of Lena Dunham’s Girls.