Lena Dunham Writing New Comedy Pilot for HBO

'Girls' creator plans series about a New York personal shopper

Lena Dunham in Beverly Hills, California.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
February 1, 2013 8:50 AM ET

Lena Dunham and Girls collaborator Jenni Konner are planning a new comedy series for HBO based on a memoir by a longtime personal shopper in New York, Deadline Hollywood reports. Dunham, the star and creator of Girls, and co-showrunner Konner are writing a pilot together based on an upcoming memoir by Betty Halbreich, who has run a personal shopping service at Bergdorf Goodman since 1976.

The 50 Funniest People Now: Lena Dunham

Halbreich, 85, dresses stars and socialites including Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric. She has also consulted on movies and TV shows, including Sex and the City and some of Woody Allen's early films. She's publishing the upcoming memoir All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go, which HBO has optioned.

Girls, now in its second season, recently won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical, and Dunham won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She's also writing a book of essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Movies Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.