‘The Franchise’: HBO Making Comedy Series About Superhero Movie BTS Drama

Skyfall's Sam Mendes will direct the pilot.

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HBO has ordered a new comedy series called The Franchise that will center around superhero filmmaking.

Superhero content remains at the forefront of our entertainment, with most studios trying to cater to audiences on the big screen or in streaming. Over the years, there’s also been plenty of excitement behind-the-scenes with projects like Justice League, Josh Trank’s failed Fantastic Four reboot, Sony’s handling of The Amazing Spider-Man series, the current Ezra Miller situation, and so much more drama we don’t even know about.

HBO is looking to offer a new piece of superhero content in the flooded landscape with The Franchise. Here is the logline for the planned series:

“A hopeful crew trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchise superhero movie-making. If and when they finally make the day, the question they must face — is this Hollywood’s new dawn or cinema’s last stand? Is this a dream factory or a chemical plant?”

Who’s Behind The Franchise Series?

The Franchise comes from Veep creator Armando Iannucci with Succession‘s Jon Brown serving as the showrunner. Skyfall director Sam Medes will helm the pilot episode of the series.

Here is the synopsis for DC’s next film, Black Adam:

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Follow Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding superhero movies, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.