HBO Max has ordered the new comedy series ‘How to Be a Bookie’, created by Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay and Warner Bros. Television.
The series will be co-written by Lorre and Bakay. Actor and stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is set to lead.
The official synopsis for the eight-episode series reads: “A veteran bookie struggles to survive the impending legalization of sports gambling, increasingly unstable clients, family, co-workers, and a lifestyle that bounces him around every corner of Los Angeles, high and low.”
Lorre said in a statement: “It’s an absolute dream to work with Sebastian Maniscalco — whom I’ve been a fan of for years. To have my first project at HBO Max with such an incredibly gifted comedian and alongside Nick Bakay is the trifecta. I can’t wait to get started.”
Maniscalco added: “It’s an incredible honor to be working with someone of Chuck’s pedigree and along with Nick Bakay. They’ve put together a truly remarkable script.
“And now to be in the family with Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max, who are putting out some of the most compelling stories on TV and streaming, I just couldn’t be more excited.”