HBO comedy 'Camping' starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant to premiere on October 14
Based on the British series, the new comedy 'Camping' will see David Tennant and Jennifer Garner take on the role of husband and wife
HBO has announced that their Jennifer Garner and David Tennant-starring new comedy 'Camping' will launch its eight-episode first season on Sunday, October 14 exclusively on their network. Tennant will be portraying Walt Siddell-Bauers while Garner will be in the opposite role of his wife, Kathryn Siddell-Bauers. The likes of Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman, Juliette Lewis, and Ione Skye have been cast in the numerous supporting roles while Bridget Everett has been cast in a recurring role.
A official description for the show reads: "To celebrate her husband Walt’s 44th birthday, the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong – and what was supposed to be a delightful, back-to-nature camping trip quickly becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears."
HBO has also provided the descriptions for each of the upcoming comedy's characters. Kathryn has been described as "a controlling LA mom who is far less cheerful than her Lululemons imply. She directs the weekend’s proceedings with an iron grip until she’s faced with a woman who undoes all her best-laid plans."
Walt will be "an obedient husband and a loving father, the reliable lynchpin of his male social group, but below that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he's just signed up for," and Jandice, played by Lewis, "a woman of many talents: a DJ, a Reiki healer and a certified public accountant. Her life may seem ideal, but the reality is far less."
Del Puerto's Miguel "is smack dab in the middle of a midlife crisis. Recently separated, he now expresses his instability through a youthful wardrobe and very strange life choices."
"Carleen (Ione Skye) has spent her life in the shadows as Kathryn’s sister. Timid and terrified, she must rely on her own strange passions, such as crocheting, to get her through the lonely days," reads Skye's character description. "Nina-Joy (Janicza Bravo) is the friend you go to for everything: best massage, best jeans, best oatmeal. But her tension with Kathryn over a breach of confidence threatens to topple the weekend."
"George (Brett Gelman) is loyal, goofy and infinitely game. He’s as obsessed with his best friend, Walt, as he is with his wife, Nina-Joy, and just under the surface of this affable boom operator simmers barely repressed rage that can stop any singalong," and "Harry (Bridget Everett) is the tough-talking, nature-loving queen of the campsite; her passion for her wife, Nan, is surpassed only by her passion for all other women and an assortment of arms," the last two descriptions read.
'Camping' will be written and executive produced by Lena Dunham (creator and star of HBO’s "Girls"), Jenni Konner (executive producer of HBO’s "Girls") for A Casual Romance, and John Riggi, and is based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions.
"When we saw Julia Davis’ hilarious U.K. ‘Camping,’ we knew this was the most fun concept for writers and actors," said Dunham and Konner speaking of their new adaptation. "We are so excited by our cast. We are so excited by this story. We are so excited to make you never want to go to the woods again."
The series will also be produced by Julia Davis for Hush Ho; Christine Langan for Baby Cow Productions; executive produced by Ilene S. Landress and Tom Lassally; co-executive produced by Adam Countee; pilot directed by Jenni Konner.