HBO orders Mark and Jay Duplass anthology comedy series

There's a lot you could do with this set-up, and I'm curious to see where it takes them. The prolific brothers will soon deliver another HBO comedy show in the form of Room 104 - an anthology series with a stunningly simple premise. The series will take place at an average American hotel, and each episode will show a new character staying in Room 104. In some ways, it feels a little like In Treatment, which focused on a different therapy session in each episode, although this seems like it won't be repeating any of the guests (which also opens up a big opportunity for guest stars).

In a statement today, Jay and Mark Duplass said, "We've all seen stories set in seedy motels and high-class global resorts, but for years we've been fascinated by the amusing, weird, sad, scary, absurd things going down in that corporate chain hotel near the airport".

Deadline says Room 104 is set entirely in one location.

"Room 104" comes after HBO cancelled the Duplass brothers' comedy "Togetherness" after two seasons earlier this year. The show, described as an anthology comedy, will begin production later this year for a 2017 debut.

There are literally dozens of us who miss HBO's Duplass-fueled Togetherness, but don't count the pair anywhere off the network just yet.

This latest collaboration with HBO will be executive-produced by the brothers as well as Xan Aranda, with Sydney Fleischmann lined up to produce (via Deadline). The duo also serve as co-showrunners and executive producers.

Room 104 airs on HBO in 2017.

Vanessa Coleman

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