‘Too Much’ Lena Dunham’s Netflix Comedy Series: What We Know So Far

The new romantic comedy series was due to start filming the UK in 2024.

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Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s award-winning series Girls, is working on Netflix’s new comedy series Too Much. The cast was recently revealed, and production will begin in the UK soon. Here’s everything we know about Lena Dunham’s Too Much.

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Netflix’s new series is created by Lena Dunham, who is also attached to direct, write and produce. Dunham’s directing credits include the seminal and beloved series Girls, which ran for six seasons on HBO. More recent credits include Industry, Catherine Called Birdy, and more.

Dunham is reuniting with the producer’s team at Working Title Television (WTTV) for the new project, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who worked with her on Catherine Called Birdy, starring Bella Ramsey.

Camilla Bray (via her production outfit Rosetta Productions) and Mark Freeland are also listed as producers on the project.

For Netflix, Working Title recently produced Matilda the Musical and was behind the limited series Tales of the City. Elsewhere, they’re behind Prime Video’s Hanna, and for the BBC, they’ve produced The Luminaries and London Spy.

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Universal International Studios is the studio behind the production of Too Much.

Here’s what little else we know about Netflix’s Too Much:

What’s the plot of Too Much? How many episodes?

We now have a full synopsis for Too Much, which has been sourced from Netflix;

“Jessica (Megan Stalter) is a New York workaholic in her mid-thirties, reeling from a broken relationship that she thought would last forever and slowly isolating everyone she knows. When every block in New York tells a story of her own bad behaviour, the only solution is to take a job in London, where she plans to live a life of solitude like a Bronte sister. But when she meets Felix (Will Sharpe) – a walking series of red flags – she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves. Now they have to ask themselves: do Americans and Brits actually speak the same language?”

Who are the cast members of Too Much?

The two confirmed leads of Too Much are Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe.

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Picture: Megan Stalter (left) and Will Sharpe (right).

Netflix recently revealed the exciting cast of Too Much;

  • Adele Exarchopoulos (Passages)
  • Adwoa Aboah (Top Boy)
  • Andrew Rannells (GIRLS5EVA)
  • Daisy Bevan (The Alienist)
  • Dean-Charles Chapman (1917)
  • Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl)
  • Janicza Bravo (Sharp Stick)
  • Kaori Momoi (The Brightest Roof in the Universe)
  • Leo Reich (Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!)
  • Michael Zegen (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Prasanna Puwanarajah (The Crown)
  • Rhea Perlman (Cheers)
  • Richard E. Grant (Saltburn)
  • Rita Wilson (Sleepless in Seattle)
  • Stephen Fry (The Dropout)

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What’s the production status of Too Much?

Official Production Status: Pre-Production (Last Updated: 04/03/2023

According to multiple production listings (and WorldofReel), before the SAG-AFTRA strike, the series was in pre-production, and filming was due to get underway in November 2023. However, Too Much remains in pre-production but is due to begin production in the UK soon.

What is the episode count?

It has been revealed that Too Much will consist of ten thirty-minute episodes.

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.