HBO Is Developing Sam Lipsyte’s People City

Stefanie Syman, Sam Lipsyte==Fundrising Literary and Musical Event for Charles Bock and Diana Colbert==PS 122, NYC==February 06, 2011==? Patrick McMullan==Photo - ILIR BAJRAKTARI/ ==

Closely following the pickup of Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad, HBO has announced another collaboration with a novelist: Sam Lipsyte — the author of, most recently, The Ask — is developing the comedy People City, about a "25-year-old man hired by an eccentric New York couple to be their child's caretaker." This is promising news both for HBO's programming slate and for Bored to Death's Jonathan Ames, who'll finally have people to talk to at the company Christmas parties. [HR]