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October 04, 2013
Kramer Novel to Become HBO Series
“Deadline Hollywood”, a uniquely candid, informed and authoritative source in the entertainment industry for breaking news, reports on deadline.com as follows: “HBO Developing Modern Family Comedy Produced By Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo”. The article reads as follows…
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has put in development These Things Happen, a half-hour comedy based on the first novel by TV writer-producer Richard Kramer (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life). The pay cable network has optioned the book, published last fall, for the comedy project, which will be produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods. under the company’s deal at HBO. Kramer will write the script and executive produce. These Things Happen is set in present day Manhattan and focuses on two couples – one gay, one straight. They share a 15-year-old son, who lives on the upper East Side with his mother and doctor stepfather. Trying to get to know his impressive, distant father better, he moves in for a semester with him and his long-time partner who forms an instant friendship with the boy.
Kramer’s novel, originally published as a hardcover in November 2012 by Unbridled Books, will be availalble in paperback as part of Unbridled’s Spring 2014 line-up. The new release and subsequent eBook releases will sport the redesigned cover art shown above.
Richard Kramer is the Emmy and multiple Peabody award winning writer, director and producer of numerous TV series, including Thirtysomething, My So-called Life, Tales of the City, and Once and Again. His first short story appeared in the New Yorker while he was still an undergraduate at Yale.
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