‘Bottoms’ Star Rachel Sennott Will Write, Produce, and Star In a New Pilot for HBO

Great news, gays: Rachel Sennott is headed back to your screens.

The Bottoms star is set to write, produce, and star in her own comedy pilot for HBO, in an original project that will focus on the misadventures of “growing up” in your 20s. According to Variety, the show will center on the reunion between a codependent friend group, who navigate “how the time apart, ambition, and new relationships have changed them.”

Emma Barrie and Aida Rogers, who previously worked on the Bill Hader-led HBO dramedy Barry, will also executive-produce the coming-of-age pilot.

Sennott shared the news in an Instagram post, writing, “G2g to work!! See you guys in a bit 0:).”

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Although further details about the project are currently unknown, we can hope that Sennott’s new show will deliver on the queer, chaotic comedy front. After all, she co-wrote Bottoms alongside director Emma Seligman, literally bringing the “well-behaved bottoms rarely make history” meme to life.

“When I brought [Bottoms] to Rachel, she just infused it with so much humor,” Seligman told Them last year. “It became this super satirical, absurd thing that I never could have imagined when I first thought of it.”

Before that, Sennott co-starred in the bisexual fever dream that was Seligman’s debut film, Shiva Baby, as well as the queer horror-comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies. She’s also no stranger to HBO, having appeared in Sam Levinson’s The Idol.

Of course, a pilot order doesn’t necessarily mean that a network will pick up the show in question for a full season of television, so fingers crossed that the series makes it to the air. But judging from her resumé, if there’s anyone who’s ready to pen whatever the hell the modern version of Girls looks like, it’s Sennott.

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