Lena Dunham to create new comedy series, ‘Too Much’ for Netflix
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Lena Dunham to create new comedy series, 'Too Much' for Netflix

The American writer and director Lena Dunham is creating a romantic comedy series called Too Much for Netflix, starring Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe. 

Known for helming 2022’s Catherine Called Birdy and several episodes of Girls, in which she also starred, Dunham’s new mini-series will tackle relationships in the contemporary world. The story will follow Jessica (Stalter), a mid-30s New Yorker who, after recently splitting from a long-term relationship, travels to London to find a new life, only to forge a romantic connection with Sharpe’s Felix.

As per Variety, the character description for the protagonist reads: “If you’d met Jessica ten years ago, you would have been blinded by her inner light — but life has taken her on a walkabout, when she thought she was just taking a quick jog. Felix upends all her expectations, but it turns out that trusting someone is scarier than trusting no one”.

Meanwhile, Felix is described as a “Very different kind of 35 – acting eternally 18, dressed like a punk elf, running as fast as he can from a trauma he can’t name, sleeping with every woman who stays in the bar past closing time and waking up wondering why he can’t just enjoy a night alone”. 

One of the biggest draws to the new series will be the phenomenal cast members, with Sharpe being best known for his work on the celebrated HBO series The White Lotus, whilst Stalter is one of the greatest burgeoning comedians, being best known for the drama show Hacks

Dunham will write and direct the new series, with music being provided by her husband Luis Felber. It will be produced by Camilla Bray, with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael P. Cohen and more in executive positions.

Take a look at Slater in a clip from the celebrated comedy series Hacks below.