David Tennant to star in HBO's comedy 'Camping'

David Tennant to star in HBO's comedy 'Camping'

David Tennant is to star in the USA remake of Julia Davis's comedy Camping.

The show starts around Walt's 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a "delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn".

Tennant will portray Walt, Kathryn's obedient husband and loving father, who is the reliable lynchpin of his male social group - but below all that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he's just signed up for.

Kathryn's sister and best friend help make the trip stressful and unpleasant for Walt, and the trip sets the show's narrative into motion.

David Tennant as joined the cast of "Camping", the upcoming half-hour comedy limited series for HBO, the premium cabler announced Friday. Based on the British series created by Julia Davis, the project hails from the Girls duo of creator/executive producer Lena Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner.

Yet, in a statement to press, Dunham has hinted the remake will be a faithful ode to the original production and retain much of the original's British humour.

Camping is Garner's first series-regular role since she wrapped up her Golden Globe-winning run on Alias.

The UK version, which was shown on Sky Atlantic in 2016, starred Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton of League of Gentlemen and Benidorm, Rufus Jones and Davis. The show documented "overeducated and underemployed" millennials in NY and its writing labeled Dunham the "voice of a generation". Tennant also appeared in Daisy Aitkens' feature You, Me and Him and most recently voiced Angus in Oscar-nominated Ferdinand.

Camping will be Lena Dunham's first job after Girls.

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