Tim Robinson Pilot ‘The Chair Company’ Begins Filming in New York in July

The wait for Tim Robinson’s new show is slowly coming to an end! Headed by Robinson and Zach Kanin, HBO’s ‘The Chair Company’ will begin filming its pilot episode in New York in July. Robinson and Kanin are also writers and executive producers, with the former set to star in the lead role. Under the overall deal with HBO, Adam McKay and Todd Schulman are executive producing through Hyperobject Industries.

With the completion of ‘Barry’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘The Chair Company’ is expected to fill in for the award-winning series with its creator-performer-driven brand of comedy. The show revolves around a man (Robinson) who begins investigating an extensive conspiracy at his company after suffering an embarrassing incident at work. The pilot order for the series came alongside a similar deal between HBO and Rachel Sennott, who will be writing, executive producing, and performing in her own half-hour comedy for HBO.

The excitement and expectations from Robinson’s involvement are high after his work on Netflix’s three-time Emmy-winning sketch comedy series ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.’ The actor-writer will begin shooting the show after completing his work on Paul Rudd-starrer ‘Friendship,’ from Fifth Season and BoulderLight Pictures. ‘The Chair Company’ marks yet another collaboration between Robinson and Kanin, who started out together as staff writers on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ They previously co-created ‘Detroiters’ for Comedy Central and ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.’

One of the most prominent names in the realm of comedy, McKay has garnered acclaim for writing/co-writing ‘Don’t Look Up,’ ‘Vice,’ the Oscar-winner ‘The Big Short,’ and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man.’ His upcoming projects include the biographical drama ‘Bad Blood’ and the dystopian sci-fi series ‘The Uninhabitable Earth.’ Todd Schulman is a producer known for Freevee’s ‘Jury Duty,’ HBO’s ‘Q: Into the Storm,’ ‘BS High,’ and Showtime’s ‘Who Is America?’

Several notable productions are underway or set to begin filming in New York. The Bob Dylan biopic ‘A Complete Unknown’ began filming in the state in March 2024 after having been delayed by the SAG-AFTRA strike in 2023. Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton-starrer ‘Love Child’ will be shooting in the region in the second quarter of 2024. The state is home to a host of TV series, including ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘FBI,’ ‘Law and Order,’ ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan,’ and ‘You.’

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