Neal Street News

Neal Street and HBO join forces for new TV comedy pilot The Franchise

Neal Street Productions is pleased to announce our next television project.

HBO has ordered a pilot episode of The Franchise, an original comedy which will be directed by Neal Street’s Sam Mendes as well as executive produced by Sam Mendes and Armando Iannucci. 

The Franchise, a half hour comedy, follows a hopeful crew trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchise superhero movie-making. If and when they finally make the day, the question they must face — is this Hollywood’s new dawn or cinema’s last stand? Is this a dream factory or a chemical plant? 

The pilot episode story is by Jon Brown, Keith Akushie and Armando Iannucci, and will be written by Jon Brown and Keith Akushie.

The show will be executive produced for Neal Street by Pippa Harris, Nicolas Brown and Julie Pastor, and will be produced by Neal Street for HBO.