It is being reported today that Jack Davenport, star of the TV musical series, Smash, has signed onto Sarah’s yet untitled HBO pilot, as the male lead. Sarah’s role, Jude, has been called “a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis.” Davenport will play Blake, “a broken Brit and eventual boyfriend [of Jude] who gets caught up in his own virtual reality.” Also in the pilot will reportedly be Kerri Kenney (of Reno 911!) as Melissa, “Jude’s older sister who is proudly holding the family together, with no idea her home is built on lies.”
Earlier this month, it was reported that the pilot will be directed by Charlie McDowell, who previously directed the romantic comedy, The One I Love. The initial announcement of the HBO plans, last December, touted Lucy Prebble, creator of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, as slated to write the show.
HBO signs Sarah for comedy series