HBO has put in development The Loop, a half-hour dark comedy from 10 Items or Less co-creators Nancy Hower and John Lehr.

The project is about a couple who downsizes everything and chooses to sail the Loop — a nautical course that cuts through the heart of America. All goes wrong when they become entangled in a smuggling ring.

Hower and Lehr will write and executive produce. The two were behind original comedy series Quick Draw, which aired for two seasons on Hulu. They also co-created with Robert Hickey the TBS comedy series 10 Items Or Less, in which Lehr also starred. Hower and Lehr are repped by CAA and attorneys Darren Trattner and Frank Stewart.