I’ve learned that Amazon has given a pilot order to I Love Dick, a half-hour comedy pilot directed and executive produced by Transparent creator Jill Soloway, an Emmy and DGA Award winner for her directing work on the dark Amazon comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor.
Written by playwright Sarah Gubbins based on Chris Kraus’ influential and somewhat controversial 1997 novel, I Love Dick is set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas. It centers on a struggling married couple, Chris and Sylvere, and their mutual obsession with an off-putting but charismatic professor, Dick. Told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV, I Love Dick charts the unraveling of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the reluctant deification of a man named Dick.
I Love Dick, Soloway’s followup to her award-winning Transparent, is produced by Soloway and Andrea Sperling’s newly formed Topple Productions under the company’s overall deal with Amazon Studios. Soloway and Sperling executive produce, with Gubbins co-executive producing.
I Love Dick joins two drama pilots Amazon has in pre-production, The Last Tycoon and The Interestings.
Soloway, Gubbins and Sperling are repped at UTA. Soloway is also repped by Jackoway Tyerman, Sperling by Linda Lichter.