Sam Mendes will direct the pilot for The Franchise, an original comedy commissioned by HBO which will be produced by Neal Street Productions.
The project is currently in development and will be executive produced by Armando Iannucci and executive produced for Neal Street by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Nicolas Brown and Julie Pastor.
The Franchise follows a hopeful crew trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchise superhero movie-making. If and when they finally make the day, the question they must face — is this Hollywood’s new dawn or cinema’s last stand? Is this a dream factory or a chemical plant?
Key Creatives & Cast
Directed by Sam Mendes
Executive Produced by Armando Iannucci
Executive Produced by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Nicolas Brown & Julie Pastor
Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer Jon Brown
Writer/Executive Producer Keith Akushie
Writer/Executive Producer Marina Hyde
Pilot story by Jon Brown, Keith Akushie and Armando Iannucci
Pilot written by Jon Brown and Keith Akushie