David Spade to Headline Comedy Series at HBO

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David Spade has been tapped to headline a new series currently in development at HBO.

The half-hour comedy series from Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman will also be produced by Spade. Cody is penning the script while Reitman will direct. The two also serve as executive producers. The two have collaborated in the past on the acclaimed Juno. Their other credits include Tully, Young Adult, and Jennifer’s Body, all directed by Reitman and written by Cody.

The series follows Calvin Wash (Spade), a semi-famous grunge musician in the ’90s who was hooked on heroin. Now he’s clean, sober and working as a waiter in the Valley. When he meets troubled 20-something actress Bailey, both of their lives change in unexpected and electrifying ways.

Should the untitled project go to series, it will mark Spade’s first starring role in a TV series since Rules of Engagement.