Carrie Brownstein Is Adapting Her Rock And Roll Memoir Into A Half-Hour TV Comedy Series

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The last decade or so has seen an avalanche of memoirs, autobiographies, and official biographies from nearly every rock star on the planet. Some are good, some are bad, and some, like Sleater-Kinney guitarist and singer Carrie Brownstein’s 2015 book Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, are downright transcendent. Apparently the executives at Hulu thought so anyway, because, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the video-streaming platform is set to host a television adaptation of Brownstein’s life based on the memories she shared in her book.

The series is titled Search And Destroy, and is styled as a half-hour comedy and will present the story of a young woman growing up in the Pacific Northwest, learning how to fit in within a band, her community and the world at large. The timing of the news couldn’t be more perfect, coming as it does in advance of the final season of her critically-adored comedy series Portlandia, which will begin airing on IFC on January 18th.

While juggling a bevy of television projects, Brownstein has been keeping busy as a pillar of one of America’s truly great rock and roll bands, Sleater-Kinney. “We’re going to do this very slowly,” she warned an interviewer from Billboard about creating the follow-up to their 2015 comeback album No Cities To Love. “It’s an ongoing conversation.”

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