HBO orders Armando Iannucci’s superhero movie parody
The creator of Veep has a new superhero movie parody in the works for HBO. Also in today’s newsletter: More incredible additions to the cast of Fargo season 5.
Veep creator Armando Iannucci has a new TV show in the works for HBO. It is to be titled The Franchise, with Sam Mendes (a man not known for his comedy bona fides) directing the pilot. The show is a behind-the-scenes of making a superhero movie franchise:
It follows a hopeful crew trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchi…