Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey are Developing an HBO Comedy
3:57 pm, November 22nd | by Colette McIntyre
Say hello to your new odd couple (not to be confused with The New Odd Couple): Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood hotsy totsy Diablo Cody and Queen of Queens, Lord of Lords, Oprah. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is teaming up with the unusual duo to develop an untitled comedy based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy. We wonder what Gayle has to say about all of this.
Holland’s book “explores the pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies.” Cody, who is set to create and write the potential series, will draw upon Holland’s source material for inspiration. She will also executive produce alongside Winfrey, Harpo Films, and Holland.
This is just the latest small-screen sale in what has been a banner year for Cody. The screenwriter is also developing Prodigy a teen drama for Fox, as well as her own TBS pop culture talk show, Me Time With Diablo Cody.