HBO Plans Duplass Comedy, ISIS Mini-Series

HBO is going all in on several new projects with some high profile attachments. First up, “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper is developing “Black Flags,” an ISIS-themed miniseries for the premium cable network.

Based on Joby Warrick’s book which won a Pulitzer Prize this year, Cooper and filmmaker Todd Phillips would executive produce the project which HBO series staple director Tim Van Patten will helm.

Author Gregg Hurwitz is slated to pen the script which tracks the unlikely roots of the world’s most feared terrorist organization from its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its status today

The network has also ordered the comedy anthology series “Room 104” from indie film darlings Jay and Mark Duplass with whom they previously worked on the now cancelled “Togetherness” and the still going cartoon “Animals”.

The story centers on the various occupants of a single room at an average American hotel and tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through the room in each episode. Production begins later this year for a 2017 debut.

Source: Variety and THR