Showtime and Spielberg Team up


Showtime has ordered a new pilot from DreamWorks Television called THE UNITED STATES OF TARA.

The United States of Tara
would be a half-hour comedy about a suburban wife and mother who happens to have multiple-personality disorder, including an agressive male bike and a promiscuous teenager girl.

Robert Greenblatt, Showtime’s entertainment president, has described the show as “‘Weeds’ meets ‘Sybil’.”

Here is what Steven Spielberg had to say about the project:

“I have long admired the programming creativity of Bob Greenblatt and Showtime, so I am enormously pleased that we will be doing this show for them,” Spielberg says. “They have brought bold new concepts and shows to television and their audiences have responded. We hope that our comedy can add to their success, and all of us here at DreamWorks look forward to this new association.”

The show will be written and produced by Diablo Cody (screenwriter of “Juno”). Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will also be producing.

Production for the pilot should begin in the fall.

Source Zap2it