Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, the singer-songwriter comedy-folk duo better known as Garfunkel and Oates, signed a development deal with HBO.
Cynthia Littleton at Variety reports Lindhome and Micucci are writing the pilot with Richie Keen (the guy behind the web gem Tom Cruise is a Cock Block). The series will be based on the pair’s musical comedy act. Littleton also notes HBO will produce a web-based portion of the program if the show is greenlit.
It’s about time.
Garfunkel and Oates has long beeen a favorite of online entertainment critics. Lindhome and Micucci’s soft voices and girl next door appearances provide a nice balance to their lyrics, which are smart, direct, sometimes dirty, and always display an intense irreverence for decorum.
The duo met at the the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA, collaborated on a short musical film Imaginary Larry, and began uploading excerpts to YouTbe in January 2007. Since then, Garfunkel and Oates tunes have been played on Scrubs, The O’Reilly Factor, and multiple times live and in-person on The Tonight Show and Jay Leno Show. Their first studio album, All Over Your Face, is due out soon.