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‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun to develop musical series for HBO

The “Succession” breakout Nicholas Braun and Chris Buongiorno are developing a series together at HBO, Variety learned exclusively.

The half-hour series is called “One for the Road”. It is described as the candid and intimate story of a talented but dysfunctional band struggling to survive in the rapidly changing indie music landscape of the early 2000s. Braun and Buongiorno will co-write the series in addition to serving as executive producers.

Braun has won wide acclaim for his role on the hit HBO series “Succession,” in which he has played Cousin Greg in each of the show’s three seasons to date. He earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the series in 2020. He has also appeared in several feature films lately, including “Zola”, based on the viral Twitter feed and Rolling Stone article “”Zola Tells It All: The real story behind the greatest stripper saga ever tweeted.

Braun is replaced by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

Buongiorno was associate producer on ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ and co-producer on ‘Spider Man: No Way Home’. He started as an assistant to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts during the production of that film. He also wrote and directed the short films “127 Seconds”, “100 Monkeys: Modern Times” and “Emergency Broadcast”.

He is replaced by CAA and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett and Kole.

It’s no surprise that HBO wants to keep Braun in the fold, given the popularity of “Succession.” The show racked up 23 Emmy nominations and nine wins in its first two seasons, with the third also considered a strong contender this awards season.