The 'Friday Night Lights' Showrunner Is Creating A Series For HBO And It's About To Become Your New Favorite Show

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He's made you laugh, he's made you cry and he's probably taught you more about football than you ever needed to know. The showrunner of Friday Night Lights and the creator of Parenthood, Jason Katims, is creating a new romantic drama for HBO, titled Us. Considering Katims' track record for producing really, really good TV (in addition to those two shows, he's also written and produced for Roswell, Boston Public and About a Boy), there's already a whole lot of excitement surrounding his new project.

Us. doesn't have a cast list yet or even any confirmed characters. HBO described the show as a "sweeping examination of the often baffling, sometimes unexpected but ultimately heart-wrenching ways in which love and human connection can be found today through a vast web of seemingly unconnected people." Not exactly a whole lot to go on. But we do know the show will be an hour-long drama and that it's based on an original idea from Katims. The showrunner added that working with the premium network is "a dream come true."

Katims is about to be very busy: in addition to Us., he's also an executive producer of The Way, a Hulu drama starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan about a controversial, faith-based movement. But we're not complaining: the busier Katims gets, the more great TV for us.

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