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.
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.