HBO Max gave a ten-episode order to a half-hour comedy pilot Naughty. The new series, titled by Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson, hails from Ellen Rapoport, Paul Feig’s Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.
The cast of Naughty Also features series regulars including Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Michael Angarano and Oscar Montoya. Johnson, who was originally a guest star on the pilot, is also a series regular.
Located in the 1970s in Los Angeles, Naughty, written by Rapoport, focuses on a serious young feminist (Lovibond) who teams up with a low-rent publisher (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.
“We are so excited about this series, which is fun, feminist and very unique, and we couldn’t ask for a better cast or partners in Ellen, Rachel, Feigco and Lionsgate,” said
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.
Rapoport serves as showrunner and executive produces the series alongside Feig and Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment. Rachel Lee Goldenberg directed and produced the pilot. Lionsgate Television is the studio.
“I’m so grateful to Feigco, Lionsgate, and HBO Max for seeing the potential of this story the first time I walked into their offices with stacks of ’70s porn magazines,” Rapoport said. “Manufacturing Naughty with our ridiculously talented cast was a dream come true and I’m just so happy to be able to do it again.
This is the second series at HBO Max for a Feigco and Lionsgate Television project, joining Love life, which has been renewed for a second season.
“We fell in love with Ellen’s trunk of male nudist magazines and her incredible take on this funny and liberating series the second we heard her and knew we needed a bold network partner to enable us to present it on screen as honestly as possible, ”Feig told me. “So we couldn’t be more thrilled to get back to work with HBO Max, with whom we had such a great time. Love life. With our powerful cast and brilliant director, it’s Naughty to the maximum! “
Overall, Naughty is the fourth series from Lionsgate to HBO Max, alongside Love life and the next one Julia and animation Santa Inc.
“Naughty is another great series that we bring to viewers from our amazing partners at HBO Max and Paul Feig and we couldn’t be more proud, ”said Scott Herbst, EVP, Television and Head of Development for Lionsgate. “It’s a daring, funny and thought-provoking show led by incredible showrunner Ellen Rapoport that is sure to resonate with HBO Max audiences.”