According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered Room 104, a comedy anthology series. The show revolves around the various occupants of a single room at an average American hotel. Actors Jay and Mark Duplass are returning to HBO to star in the series. The news was announced after the Duplass brothers’ comedy Togetherness was cancelled.
In addition to being set in an American hotel, each episode of Room 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through the room in each episode. The Duplass brothers will serve as showrunners for the comedy anthology series and they will also executive produce the show with Xan Aranda. Additionally, Sydney Fleischmann will produce the series.
Casey Bloys, the HBO programming president stated “Jay and Mark Duplass are two of the most inventive talents in TV today. We’re excited to see what they do with this unique concept.” The Duplass brothers added “We’ve all seen stories set in seedy motels and high-class international resorts, but for years we’ve been fascinated by the funny, weird, sad, scary, absurd things going down in that corporate chain hotel near the airport. That’s what Room 104 is after … finding some magic in the seemingly mundane.”
Room 104 is part of Jay and Mark Duplass’ overall deal with HBO that began back in 2015. In addition to Togetherness, which officially ended in March after its second season, the brothers are also behind HBO’s animated comedy series called Animals, which received a two-season pickup in 2015 and premiered earlier this year.
The Duplass brothers other credits in the entertainment industry include Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home, and The Puffy Chair. The duo also have a four-film pact with Netflix so it’s safe to say they’re definitely keeping busy! Production for Room 104 begins later this year and will debut in 2017.