Jean Smart to Star in a New HBO Series

Jean Smart at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association

Jean Smart boards a new and forthcoming single-camera comedy from Broad City alums Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky. 

HBO has ordered 10 episodes of the yet to be titled comedy. According to Variety, the show will explore a dark mentorship that forms between a Las Vegas diva (Smart) and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

“I am so thrilled to be making this show with our incredible partners at HBO Max and Universal TV, and it is a dream to write for the incomparable Jean Smart,” said Downs in a statement. “It is an honor and a privilege to craft and portray complex, female characters. For far too long, male voices dominated the space, both on-and-off screen, and thankfully that has finally changed. I’m sure Lucia and Jen agree, but unfortunately, they only gave us this much room for a quote. Sorry girls!”

Smart most recently starred in the DC Comics series Watchmen.