As streaming service HBO Max continues to build up its content library ahead of its launch, the platform has given a series order to the high school comedy drama Generation from Zelda Barnz.

The comedy is written by Zelda and her father Daniel and comprises 10 parts. It is produced by Girls creator Lena Dunham and tells the story of a group of high school students who explore their sexuality as they emerge into adulthood in a conservative setting.

The streamer, owned by WarnerMedia, is reportedly looking to secure more content skewed towards females which is aimed at Gen Z.

Daniel Barnz directed the pilot episode, and is also in the role of executive producer alongside Ben Barnz. Zelda is also an executive producer and the production company is We’re Not Brothers Productions.

Meanwhile, Dunham is an executive producer as part of the Good Thing Going Productions, and Marissa Diaz is also a producer.

Dunham said: ‘I have fallen head over heels for this brilliant family, who have allowed their 18-year-old daughter Zelda to express herself in a way that’s both effortlessly funny and plumbs the depths of the adolescent experience.

‘Daniel’s direction is sensitive and artful and as a producer, Ben is equally committed to rigor and fun. I cannot wait for people to see Zelda’s brilliance come to life and to meet this insanely impressive cast of honest, powerful performers and I’m so excited to be a part of the soon to be juggernaut of HBO Max.’

Zelda Barnz said: ‘I wanted to see myself and kids my own age represented on TV in a way that felt real, without judgement or nostalgia. I’m so appreciative of my mentor and soul-sister Lena Dunham for all her support and guidance, and so thankful to HBO Max for making this crazy dream come true.’

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