Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec will adapt the book Chasing Hillary

This straight-to-series order is the latest comedic addition to HBO Max’s ever-expanding lineup of content.


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We’re officially in the midst of the streaming wars and each service is gathering every IP address they can get their hands on. One of the most popular services available is HBO Max and the streamer has just added another original show to its lineup. The streamer announced today that the new comedy drama The girls on the bus received an order directly in series. The show is inspired by a chapter of the New York Times Corresponding Amy Chozickthe book Chasing Hillary and is a character-driven comedy drama that “chronicles four female journalists who follow every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, while finding friendship, love, and scandal along the way.”

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Julie Plec and Chozick will serve as both writers and executive producers on the series with Plec producing through his company My So-Called. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecherand David Madden are also executive producers through Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Television. Berlanti is best known for his DC superhero shows on The CW, but he’s no stranger to comedy dramas as he also produced the HBO Max murder mystery series. The stewardess.

The girls on the bus had a long journey to television as he originally had a direct order from Netflix over two years ago before moving to The CW where he has remained in television purgatory until now. It is also important to note that although the book focuses on hillary clinton‘s two presidential campaigns, this series will focus on fictional characters and candidates.


While this series isn’t the first to tackle the crazy politics of the past decade, there’s so much drama and comedy to extract from those strange times, even in fictionalized portrayal. The world needs a laugh right now, especially when it comes to the increasingly thick political climate we all live in, and the journalism angle is a compelling way to tell the story. Journalism has been one of the many things that have come under attack over the past few years, so it will be refreshing to see their side of the story in a comedic light.


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HBO Max has had a lot of success lately with its original genre dramas like the one mentioned above. The stewardess and the sex and the city sequel series And just like that. The girls on the bus seeks to continue this with a political twist.



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