Paramount has won a bidding war for a mysterious new “dark comedy” to be directed and produced by True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball. Is American Public Media’s Ira Glass the twist in this tale?
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Ball has will produce and direct an unnamed comedy “with a twist” written by newcomer Elan Mastai. The site notes that another project that Mastai has been announced for is another unnamed comedy for Paramount developed with radio personality Ira Glass, about the break-up of a relationship. Is it too much to hope that the two mystery projects are actually the same thing, and we will finally get the teaming of the minds behind both This American Life and American Beauty?