HBO Strikes Deals with Amy Adams and Mike Judge
HBO has signed deals with Amy Adams and Mike Judge for multiple new series’ over the next two years.
Adams and her new production company, Bond Group Entertainment, will develop “Poisonwood Bible” under the first-look deal. Based on the novel by Barbara Kingsolver, the show will be developed as a limited series. Kingsolver and Anya Epstein (“The Affair”) are set to co-write the series. Adams will executive produce alongside Kingsolver, Epstein and Adams’ manager and production company partner, Stacey O’Neil. The story follows Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959.
Adams has previously worked with HBO as the star and executive producer of HBO’s miniseries “Sharp Objects” in 2018. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
Judge will develop two new comedy series, “Qualityland” and “A5,” under his two-year overall deal. “Qualityland” is based on Marc-Uwe Kling’s novel, described as the story of humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience. Judge will co-write and executive produce the show alongside Josh Lieb (“Silicon Valley”). The series is a co-production between HBO and Lionsgate.
Judge will reunite with Etan Cohen (“King of the Hill,” Beavis and Butt-Head”) to co-write “A5”. The show will be a limited series centering on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured? Judge will executive produce with Michael Rotenberg of 3 Arts Productions.
Judge is also the co-creator of HBO’s "Silicon Valley." The show has been nominated for several Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to winning an AFI Award in 2015 for TV Program of the Year.