Kids Are All Right

Annette Bening, Julianne Moore

The movie was superb, and HBO tends to have good taste, so the network is giving Kids a shot as a one-hour series pilot.  Kudos to Deadline Hollywood for the blurb, which we wanted you to know about:

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has made a deal to develop  the Oscar-nominated comedy The Kids Are All Right as an hour-long series.

Lisa Cholodenko​, who co-wrote and directed the Focus Features​ release, will write the pilot script. I’m told that it will continue the adventures of the five main characters. They were the same-sex partners (played in the film by Annette Bening​ and Julianne Moore​), their son and daughter (played by Josh Hutcherson​ and Mia Wasikowska​) and the biological father of the kids/sperm donor who surfaces […] (played by Mark Ruffalo​ in the film).

Deals are still being worked out, but Cholodenko will be exec producer alongside the film’s original producers, Antidote Films​’ Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Gilbert Films’ Gary Gilbert​ and Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray. Cholodenko is repped by Cinetic.

Kids Are All Right poster

We told you the movie was great — touching, smart, engaging — but don’t take our word for it.  Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes will back us up.  Go get the DVD or find a legal stream or a cable airing or whatever, and watch.

We’re hoping the pilot takes its cues from the best of nuanced, intelligent television family dramas, a la thirtysomething, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, The Sopranos, Soul Food, My So-Called Life, etc.  (Tell us what we’re missing from this partial list.)

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