David Fincher’s Music Video Comedy Series Coming to HBO

Director David Fincher–Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc, etc.–has just signed a deal with HBO to produce a new series based around 1980s music video culture. And it’s a comedy.  The Hollywood Reporter sums it up like this:

Set in 1983 Los Angeles, Video Synchronicity (working title, previously Living on Video) centers on Robby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives to Hollywood with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic. He lands a job as a production assistant for a company that makes music videos.

Said to be along the lines of HBO’s Entourage, the comedy revolves around the players of the then-exploding music video industry — directors, record executives and crew members, many of them who dabble in drugs — as told through the eyes of a newcomer named Robby.

No premiere has been mention (HBO isn’t even commenting) and we have no idea of Trent Reznor is being brought alone for this ride. Find out who’s apparently in the cast here.

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