HBO to develop lesbian comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right into TV series
According to Deadline.com, HBO is developing the lesbian family comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right into an hour-long series. Director Lisa Cholodenko, who cowrote and directed the Oscar-nominated feature, will write the pilot based on the five main characters from the film.
There's no word on whether any of the actors from the film would reprise their roles. In the film, Annette Bening (who lost her best actress Oscar nomination for this film to Black Swan's Natalie Portman) and Julianne Moore played lesbian mothers to two children (played by Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) who establish a relationship with their sperm-donor father (Mark Ruffalo).
It'll be interesting to see how the story is handled, whether it picks up from where the film left off, or takes it in a new direction. The film proved to be divisive within LGBT communities, particularly regarding the depiction of lesbian who becomes involved with a man.
However, if the series takes off, it would become one of the only TV series focusing on a lesbian couple and an LGBT family.
Cholodenko will also serve as an executive producer.
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