EXCLUSIVE: HBO has is developing the half-hour dramedy When I’m Sixty-Four from creator Jeff Roda through Howie Deutch’s deal at the network. Black List scribe
Roda will executive produce with Howie, who also is attached to direct the pilot.
The story centers on Paul Beaumont, a narcissistic New Yorker who’s given an unexpected reprieve from terminal cancer and now faces an existential reckoning with himself as well as the family, friends and career wreckage he had hoped to leave behind.
Deutch inked a deal with HBO last year to direct and produce drama and comedy projects for the network. He is co-executive producer on Cinemax’s upcoming series Outcast and directed episodes of Getting On, Big Love and Hung. Roda’s scripts have made the Black List in three separate years.
Deutch is repped by Verve, Echo Lake Entertainment and Thrive Entertainment. Roda is with Verve and Schreck Rose.