Too Much | Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant and more join Lena Dunham’s Netflix series

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Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant, Adele Exarchopoulos and more are set to join Lena Dunham’s new Netflix series, Too Much. 

In December, we reported that Lena Dunham set her next TV project at Netflix. Titled Too Much, the comedy show had attached Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe as the two leads. 

Variety now reports that a plethora of actors have joined the project. Here comes the list of the acting talent who will be joining Stalter and Sharpe in the series: Richard E. Grant, Stephen Fry, Janicza Bravo, Michael Zegen, Rhea Perlman, Rita Wilson, Leo Reich, Adele Exarchopoulos, Adwoa Aboah, Daisy Bevan, Dean-Charles Chapman, Kaori Momoi, Emily Ratajkowski and Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Here’s a synopsis for the upcoming Netflix comedy series: “Jessica (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 (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?”

Each episode of Too Much will run for half hour and Netflix has reportedly ordered 10 episodes. Dunham, who has created the series with her husband Luis Felber, will also act as writer, executive producer and director for the series. 

Dunham will undoubtedly try to recreate the magic and success of her debut TV show as a creator, Girls. That show managed to tap into the zeitgeist in a completely different way. Dunham herself played the protagonist-of-sorts Hannah, a struggling, somewhat entitled writer whose dating life the series followed. 

The series, which was often compared to Sex And The City, was criticised for its almost all-white cast as well as some of the characterisations but it also gave a running start to actors like Adam Driver and Christopher Abbott. 

There’s no word on when Too Much might premiere on Netflix, but we’ll keep you updated. 

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