Lena Dunham and her husband Luis Felber have announced their Netflix romantic comedy series Too Much. Per Variety, Megan Stalter (Hacks) and Will Sharpe (The White Lotus Season 2) will play the lead roles.
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Too Much follows Jessica (Stalter, known for playing Kayla on the HBO Max comedy Hacks). A workaholic New Yorker in her mid-thirties, Jessica is reeling from a broken relationship she thought would last forever. She goes on a path of bad behavior in New York, ultimately moving to London to “live like a Brontë sister.” It’s there that she meets Felix (Sharpe, who recently played Ethan on The White Lotus). But he’s hardly a romantic comedy leading man.
Per the description, “she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves.” The show is pitched as an “ex-pat” “rom-com” for those who wonder if true love is still possible.
The character description for Jessica reads: “If you’d met Jessica ten years ago, you would have been blinded by her inner light — but life has taken her on a walkabout, when she thought she was just taking a quick jog. Felix upends all her expectations, but it turns out that trusting someone is scarier than trusting no one.”
As for Felix, his description reads, in part: “Felix is a very different kind of 35 – acting eternally 18, dressed like a punk elf, running as fast as he can from a trauma he can’t name, sleeping with every woman who stays in the bar past closing time, and waking up wondering why he can’t just enjoy a night alone.”
Dunham writes and directs Too Much. She executive produces alongside Felber, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael P. Cohen, Surian Fletcher-Jones, and Bruce Eric Kaplan. Camilla Bray produces. The romcom hails from Universal International Studios’ Working Title Television in addition to Dunham’s Good Thing Going banner.
The series, which features original music from Felber, is the first series created by Dunham since HBO’s Camping. Best known as the star and creator of Girls, Dunham wrote and directed the films Sharp Stick and Catherine Called Birdy.