Alan Ball HBO Family Drama

HBO Orders Alan Ball-Produced 'Tragicomic' Family Drama to Series

HBO is betting on Alan Ball for a third time.

The cable network has ordered to series a contemporary family drama from the Six Feet Under and True Blood producer, our sister site Deadline reports.

The untitled show follows a multi-racial family made up of a philosophy professor father, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. They appear to be a seemingly perfect, progressive clan, but are actually harboring deep rifts. When one of their children begins to see things others cannot, the question arises, is it mental illness or something else?

The series, created by Ball, is described as “a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.”

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  1. Pat Shand says:

    This is the best pop culture news I’ve read in years. HBO orders a series from the creator of the best TV show of all time.

  2. Josh A says:

    The perfect show for all politically correct east coast liberals. For the rest of us, OMG.

    • tomboy says:

      I am a scientist and still for the life of me cannot wrap my head around people voicing displeasure, or simply taking time to let the world know they will not be paying attention to something.. slow clap for you sweetie! greetings from Berlin (gasp, yes the world does exist outside your village and we are judging your stupidity too)

    • HAP says:

      What about us West coast liberals? Just stick to Fox News, as usual.

    • Hey Buddy. What Ailes ya?