HBO has given a pilot order to comedy Mrs. Fletcher, based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, with Kathryn Hahn attached to star, and Nicole Holofcener set to direct and executive produce. Perrotta, who co-created with Damon Lindelof the HBO series The Leftovers inspired by his book, wrote the Mrs. Fletcher adaptation and executive produces.
Mrs. Fletcher, which had been in the works at HBO for a while, is about an empty-nest mom (played by Hahn) and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.
Hahn’s Eve Fletcher is a divorced woman who drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty nest. Hoping to jump-start her love life, she adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected—and sometimes complicated—erotic possibilities.
The comedy is a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.
Jessi Klein and Sarah Condon will executive produce with Holofcener and Perrotta.
Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher book was published in August 2017 by Simon & Schuster.
On the comedy side, HBO also has Armando Iannucci’s space comedy pilot Avenue 5 and recently gave a straight-to-series order to Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s Camping starring Jennifer Garner.
Hahn received an Emmy nomination for her role as Raquel Fein on Amazon’s Transparent. She most recently can be seen as Chris in I Love Dick. Film credits include Captain Fantastic, Bad Moms and Flower. She’ll next be seen in Netflix’s Private Life.
Holofcener’s latest movie is The Land of Steady Habits for Netflix, which she wrote and directed and produced with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu. It stars Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco and Thomas Mann. She previously wrote and directed features including Enough Said, Friends With Money and Walking & Talking. Her television directing credits include episodes of Parks & Recreation and Togetherness.
Hahn is repped by Gersh, Lighthouse Management & Media and Schreck Rose. Holofcener is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman. Perrotta is repped by WME and MMQ Lit.