Mark Duplass to star in HBO comedy 'Togetherness,' continue with FX's 'The League'

mark-duplass-2013-gi.jpgMark Duplass is taking the lead role in HBO comedy pilot "Togetherness," which he is also writing, directing and executive producing with his brother Jay Duplass.

The "Togetherness" ensemble already includes Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey and Steve Zissis and Duplass completes the main quartet. He'll play Brett Pierson, the successful husband of Michelle (Lynskey), whose sister Tina relocates from Houston to Los Angeles as the pilot begins. Both Tina and Brett's struggling actor friend Alex (Zissis) move in with the couple, causing unforeseen complications.

If HBO orders "Togetherness" to series, Duplass is expected to continue with both the new show and his series regular commitment to FX's ongoing comedy "The League," according to Deadline. "The League," which returns for Season 5 in the fall, has already been renewed through Season 6 (to air in 2014) and will move to FX's new sister channel FXX.

Duplass also has a prominent recurring role on FOX's "The Mindy Project" -- which was renewed for Season 2 earlier this year -- although that's likely to take a backseat to his other projects.
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