Sure, Lena Dunham is busy working on the third season of Girls (and writing a multimillion-dollar book), but apparently she still has a bit of free time left over. Enough to begin developing yet another project: a brand new comedy series for HBO. The 26-year-old creator, star and sometimes director of HBO’s wildly popular (and divisive) Girls, currently in its second season, has teamed with one of the show’s executive producers, Jenni Konner, to begin work on the new program, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Dunham’s next series will take place in New York City, like Girls, and will be based on the life of high-profile personal shopper Betty Halbreich. The 85-year-old has run a personal shopping service out of Bergdorf Goodman since 1976, dressing everyone from Joan Rivers and Meryl Streep to Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric along the way. HBO has officially optioned Halbreich’s upcoming memoir, All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go.
Based on Girls’ long list of accolades — including, most recently, a Golden Globe for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical — it’s not surprising that HBO has placed Dunham and Konner at the helm of its newest venture. It seems like an unlikely project for the team — we’re guessing we’re not going to see frequent depictions of casual sex and drug use — but if anyone can bring an engaging take on the world of high-end retail, it’s these two.