Last we heard, David Fincher was developing an ’80s music video comedy series for HBO. Almost half a year has transpired since we last reported it, but now THR says the network has quietly ordered Video Synchronicity – formerly titled Living On Video — for a 10-episode first season.
Set in 1983 Los Angeles, Video Synchronicity (working title, previously Living on Video) centers on Robby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives to Hollywood with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic. He lands a job as a production assistant for a company that makes music videos.
Said to be along the lines of HBO’s Entourage, the comedy revolves around the players of the then-exploding music video industry — directors, record executives and crew members, many of them who dabble in drugs — as told through the eyes of a newcomer named Robby.
David Fincher seems to be tapping into his music video roots with the series, as he directed the season’s first two episodes. Video Synchronicity is being written by Rich Wilkes (xXx) and an old music video friend of Fincher’s by the name of Bob Stephenson. Based on an original idea by Fincher, this series sounds intriguing, to say the least.