Zooey Deschanel will be following in her big sister’s footsteps by starring in her own TV series. According to Deadline Hollywood, the 500 Days of Summer actress will star in an upcoming HBO series entitled, “I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie,” which will be based on the best selling book of the same name.
The actress will star as the lead and executive produce the series for HBO that’s based on the popular book by Pamela Des Barres, who bragged about her bedroom escapades with some of the most prominent film, TV, and music stars of the late 1960′s. A portion of her story was told in the Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous, but the series will go deeper than what as covered.
Right now a half an hour plot has been set up for Deschanel to shoot, with Sarah Jackson of Seven Summits, and Tim Gibbons, an executive producer of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” both on board to produce. It sounds like Zooey may pull a Sarah Jessica Parker by producing and starring in an HBO series that doesn’t shy away from sex, comedy, or drama. Could this be the network’s next female driven hit?
Do you think Deschanel can headline an HBO show? Would you be interested in watching it?