The one thing we learned from 2021? We need more Cousin Greg. The comedic-relief-cum-heart of HBO’s Succession has steadily become a crowd favourite, doubly so when paired with Matthew Macfayden’s bumbling Tom Wambsgans. And it would appear the world is (sorta) getting its wish as Cousin Greg actor Nicholas Braun announces he’s developing some more binge fodder for HBO entitled One For The Road.
According to Variety, the half-hour series will be a “candid and intimate story of a talented but dysfunctional band struggling to survive the rapidly changing landscape of independent music in the early 2000s.” Braun and Spider-Man: No Way Home associate producer Chris Buongiorno have signed on to co-write the series in addition to serving as executive producers.
“Couldn’t be more excited for this,” Nicholas Braun writes in the caption of an Instagram post regarding One For The Road.
“If anybody wants [Chris Buongiorno and I] to join their band for research, please let us know. Thank you @hbo.”
Apart from the above, not much else is known about One For The Road at this stage, or when we can expect it to hit HBO. All we’ll say is we’re getting Tower Records and High Fidelity vibes with a touch of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
As Cousin Greg has won the affection of global audiences, Nicholas Braun himself has been on the direct path to becoming a household name. In addition to his major breakout role in Succession – which earned him both critical acclaim and a Primetime Emmy nomination back in 2020 – the tall drink of loveable has recently starred in A24’s Zola. The film based on the insanely viral Twitter thread about “the greatest stripper saga ever” saw Braun take on the role of cuckold boyfriend turned wildcard plot element, Derrek.
Chris Buongiorno, on the other hand, has been undertaking something of a Hollywood apprenticeship for the past decade or so. Aside from writing and directing his own short videos, the man has served as an assistant to director Jon Watts on his first three feature films: Clown, Cop Car, and Spider-Man: Homecoming – eventually landing the gig of associate producer for the latter two instalments in the Tom Holland Spider-Man trilogy.
Keep an eye out for the key updates on HBO’s One For The Road here (cast, plot, development news, trailer, release date).