We鈥檙e not sure when Lena Dunham finds time for sleeping, but it鈥檚 definitely working for her. In addition to writing, directing and starring in the Emmy-nominated Girls and launching her awesome newsletter,聽Lenny, she already has another series in the works at HBO. It sounds like Mad Men and #girlpower fans are going to love it. Scroll on to get all the details!


According to Variety, HBO has bought the pilot for a new half-hour comedy series developed by Dunham and her Girls team. The show, called Max, will focus on a young, ambitious magazine writer in the 1960s (read: fun Mad Men-type style!) who finds herself in the middle of the rise of second-wave feminism.

The main character, Maxine, will be played by Lisa Joyce. She鈥檚 described as, 鈥渁n enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil-rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for.鈥 Though the characters are fictional, this does sound vaguely reminiscent of a young Gloria Steinem working at New York Magazine in the 鈥60s. Gloria slowly became entrenched in the feminist movement when she started reporting on it.


Dunham will be executive producing and directing the pilot, while Girls executive producer and writer Murray Miller has written the pilot episode. Dunham鈥檚 first series, Girls, definitely made a cultural impact when it premiered back in 2012, so it wouldn鈥檛 be surprising if this show did the same. A date for the pilot hasn鈥檛 been set, but with Girls possibly nearing an end after its sixth聽season airs (its fifth season will air next year), Max would probably premiere sometime in 2016.

Max won鈥檛 be the only feminism-focused show airing on HBO in 2016. The network is developing a series based on Maureen Dowd鈥檚 book聽Are Men Necessary?聽starring Whitney Cummings. They鈥檝e also greenlit a show with YouTube star Issa Rae. HBO may have to change its slogan from 鈥淚t鈥檚 not TV, it鈥檚 HBO鈥 to 鈥淲omen Rule.鈥

Would you watch this new show? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

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