Ira Glass Is Headed to HBO with Owen Wilson and Rob Thomas


Ira Glass, Owen Wilson, and Rob Thomas (the Veronica Mars/Party Down creator, not the Matchbox 20 guy) walk into a pitch meeting — but their project is, thankfully, no joke. Variety reports that Glass and his all-star collaborators developing another This American Life-derived series, this time for HBO. Inspired by an incredible segment called “Midlife Cowboy,” which tells the story of a former meth smuggler who turned his life around by rescuing two young victims of a drug-related kidnapping and later became a private investigator, the show’s working title is Thrillsville. There’s no word yet on whether Wilson will be starring or just producing, but this sure sounds like a perfect role for him. With such an impressive team working on such a fascinating project (that we can see having a bit of a Breaking Bad vibe), we’ll be watching either way. [via Collider]