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Steve Carell to Return to Comedy on New HBO Series

Steve Carell will team up with the creator of ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Scrubs’ to bring a new comedy series to HBO.

Carell’s Illustrious Career Continues

Steve Carell continues his successful Hollywood run with HBO’s latest announcement. Carell will lend his talents as an actor and producer to a currently untitled television series.  

What’s Known So Far 

Despite the fact that there’s very little known about the project that is in the early stages of pre-production, the series announcement has created a buzz. According to IGN, HBO has ordered 10 episodes for the straight-to-series sitcom, forgoing the need for a pilot episode. The show is set to be a single-camera production that takes place on a college campus. The main character will be an author (presumably portrayed by Carell) who must contend with the complicated relationship he has with his daughter. Aside from Carell, there are already big names attached to the project. Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Scrubs) and Matt Tarses (writer and co-executive producer for Scrubs) will serve as the creators and showrunners for the upcoming series. 

Carell’s Career 

Steve Carell has enjoyed a career filled with critically acclaimed hits, as well as box office triumphs. He has acted in 84 productions that span television and the big screen. After his relatively small roles in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2005 proved to be a successful year for him, starting his role in The Office and scoring the lead in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Despite his portrayal as the iconic character Michael Scott, Carell’s prolific work prevented him from being typecast. His hits include Crazy, Stupid, Love., Foxcatcher, and The Patient. His lead role as the character Gru in the Despicable Me franchise has assisted in a record-breaking effort at the box office. Even without the release of the upcoming Despicable Me 4, the franchise has grossed over $4.11 billion. This figure renders the films as the highest-grossing animated franchise, out-earning the Toy Story and Shrek movies.   

The HBO series will be available on the company’s streaming service, Max. 

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