Lena Dunham developing new show for HBO, report says
After creating her own comedy series, netting a multi-million dollar book deal and earning two Golden Globe awards, Lena Dunham is gearing up for a new television project.
The 26-year-old writer, director and actress is teaming up with her "Girls" co-showrunner and producer Jenni Konner to develop a new TV series for HBO based on Betty Halbreich, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Halbreich is a famed personal shopper for the Manhattan-based luxury goods department store Bergdorf Goodman and the series will be based on her life. HBO, which airs "Girls," optioned Halbreich's upcoming memoir "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go," the entertainment outlet reports. Dunham and Konner will write the pilot.
Halbreich, 85, is still running her business at Bergdorf Goodman and has styled celebrities like Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker.
"Girls," which is produced by Judd Apatow's production company, debuted in April 2012 to strong ratings and season 2 began on January 13. The series was created by Dunham, who stars as Hannah Horvath, one of four young women in their 20s, in the New York City-based show.
"Girls" also stars Allison Williams, daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, Zosia Mamet, daughter of playwright David Mamet and Jemima Kirke.
Last month the show earned the 2013 Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical and Dunham won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical Or Comedy, marking her first win.
Dunham also graces the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly where she spoke about being naked on her series.
"My point with getting naked is never proven," she told the magazine. Her issue hit newsstands on Friday, February 1.
She later added, "It's not like, 'Oh, I did it first season and now you guys get that there's women of a certain size on TV, so I'm done!'"