HBO Schedules First Scripted Series Set During Covid-19

Coastal Elites, initially planned as a theater project, will debut Sept. 12

Bette Midler, Dan Levy, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever and Sarah Paulson
Bette Midler, Dan Levy, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever and Sarah Paulson shot most of their scenes from home. HBO
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While a handful of scripted shows have remotely filmed single episodes set during Covid-19, HBO is upping the ante, scheduling the first scripted series shot and set entirely during the pandemic.

@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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