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[06/17/20 - 09:59 AM]
HBO to Present "Coastal Elites," Written by Paul Rudnick and Directed by Jay Roach, to Debut This September, Exclusively on HBO
Airing in September and produced entirely under quarantine, this brand-new special tells stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO To Present COASTAL ELITES, Written By Paul Rudnick And Directed By Jay Roach, To Debut This September, Exclusively On HBO

Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson, and Issa Rae To Star; Rudnick And Roach Executive Produce with Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez, Scott Chaloff, and Michelle Graham

HBO will present Paul Rudnick's comic satire COASTAL ELITES, featuring an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic. Airing in September and produced entirely under quarantine, this brand-new special tells stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now. Playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick ("Addams Family Values," "In & Out") writes, and Jay Roach ("Bombshell," HBO's Emmy(R)-nominated "All The Way" and Emmy(R)-winning "Game Change") directs, and both serve as executive producers, in addition to Jeffrey Seller (Tony winner for Broadway's Hamilton, In the Heights, and Rent), Flody Suarez ("Rise," "8 Simple Rules," Broadway's The Cher Show), Scott Chaloff, and Michelle Graham ("Bombshell").

In addition to Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Bette Midler (Hello Dolly, "The Rose"), COASTAL ELITES will star (in alphabetical order) Kaitlyn Dever (Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee for "Unbelievable"), Dan Levy (Emmy(R) nominee for "Schitt's Creek"), Sarah Paulson (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," Golden Globe and Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Game Change") and Issa Rae (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee for HBO's "Insecure").

"Paul Rudnick and Jay Roach bring their razor-sharp perspective and wit to HBO," said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. "We are thrilled to partner with them in telling this story, which is uniquely resonant for these times."

Exploring our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection, COASTAL ELITES features a series of confessionals from five main characters.

COASTAL ELITES is written by Paul Rudnick; directed by Jay Roach; executive producers Paul Rudnick, Jay Roach, Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez, Scott Chaloff, Michelle Graham.





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