‘Six Feet Under’ Creator Alan Ball’s New Tragicomic Family Drama Heads to HBO


Alan Ball is reuniting with HBO for an untitled family drama that has gone straight to series. The Hollywood Reporter states that the Six Feet Under and True Blood creator’s new project is the first to come from Ball’s two-year deal with the network. More on the series from THR:

This untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The series is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.

The upcoming drama joins HBO’s other newcomers (or, everything that isn’t Game of Thrones), including JJ Abrams’ Westworld, David Simon’s The Deuce, and Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel.