Still spend your Sundays watching reruns of Girls? Prepare for your new obsession: Too Much, Lena Dunham’s latest project. This time she’s swapping New York for London, working with Netflix on a romcom show starring Meg Stalter (Hacks) as the lead alongside Will Sharpe (Ethan in The White Lotus). Here’s everything we know so far.
Netflix’s Too Much: Everything We Know So Far
Too Far will follow Jessica, a New Yorker in her mid-thirties who decides to accept a new job in London following a breakup. But then she meets Felix, who ‘acts eternally 18’ and is ‘less Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and more Hugh Grant’s drunken roommate’.
The official synopsis tells us: ‘If you’d met Jessica ten years ago, you would have been blinded by her inner light – but life has taken her on a walkabout, when she thought she was just taking a quick jog. Felix upends all her expectations, but it turns out that trusting someone is scarier than trusting no one.
‘Felix is a very different kind of 35 – acting eternally 18, dressed like a punk elf, running as fast as he can from a trauma he can’t name, sleeping with every woman who stays in the bar past closing time and waking up wondering why he can’t just enjoy a night alone. Born in the U.K. and raised between English boarding schools and his extended family in Japan, he feels neither here nor there. Making music is his only consolation – music that no one listens to.’
Cast and Production
Stalter will play Jessica, alongside Sharpe as Felix, but that’s all we know about the cast so far.
This is the first series from Dunham in a while. Since Girls ended in 2017, she has produced movies such as Sharp Stick and Catherine Called Birdy, and directed part of HBO’s Industry.
Speaking about Too Far, Dunham said: ‘This is a show that is very close to my heart – created with my husband Luis, cast with my favourite actors – the geniuses that are Meg and Will, along with a bevy of friends – and partnering again with Working Title, who are behind the romantic comedies that formed me. Netflix has been so deeply supportive of the vision, which is to create a romantic comedy that makes us root for love, brings joy but also has the jagged edges of life.’
The series is due to start production in 2024, so we’re a little way off getting a release date yet, but stay tuned.