When “Entourage” first came out, many labeled it a male “Sex and the City.” But now, HBO is working on a series that sounds even more like “SATC For Dudes.” The show, called “40,” is about four male friends in New York who are doing great in their careers and all of the sudden struggle for the first time in a recession. The backdrop of the show is the 2008 economic meltdown, but it won’t be the focus of the show. Nope, the heart of the show will be the four guys “dealing with marriage and friendships.” Sound familiar?
The series comes from Doug Ellin, the creator of “Entourage.” “It’s something I’ve lived with my friends,” he said. “People were thinking that 40 is the new 20 and their life is all set—and all of a sudden they woke up one day and had no money.”
Adorable Ed Burns will be the Carrie Bradshaw star of the series, though the rest of the cast has yet to be announced. Kind of feels right, since he is the quintessential New York guy.
What do you think—does this show sound promising?